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How long will the results from my facelift last?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Depending on the type of a facelift, results may last from 2-15 years. Extensive facelifts with subperiosteal dissection and extensive skin removal with tightening of the secondary SMAS (a deeper layer lift) will last longer than a skin only tightening with less dissection. A well done facelift and neck lift will last at least 10 years. 
Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Some women believe that if they have a face-lift, they are doomed to repeat the operation in a few years. In fact, a lift lasts between five and ten years, with seven years being the average. By then some of the changes of aging will have returned. Surgery for facial rejuvenation is an ongoing process, with periodic maintenance. And ten years later a woman who has had a face-lift will be better off than if she had not. As New York plastic surgeon Darrick E. Antell, M.D., says, "This means the face-lift really lasts a lifetime."
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