How long do the results of a facelift generally last for?

Question: How long do the results of a facelift generally last for?

Answer: The results of a facelift last a lifetime, meaning that the approximately 10-year reversal in age will continue throughout the patient’s life, although the patient will continue to age normally.  In other words, a patient who has a facelift at age 50, may look age 40 following the procedure, and at age 60 (10 years later), he/she may look age 50 (10 years younger), similar to when the procedure was originally performed.  Some people mistakenly state that a facelift “lasts” 10 years, but this statement is inaccurate because facial aging is an ongoing process.  Facelifts sets the clock back; it does not stop the clock.

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