Study Shows Younger Patients Maintain Facelift Results Longer Than Their Older Cohorts

dr fernando bursteinA recent study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official journal of the America Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that younger patients are more satisfied with their facelift results a decade after surgery than those who are over 50.

The study results imply that patients under 50 who are interested in maintenance facelifts should be considered more seriously for traditional surgical options instead of being pushed toward facial fillers and minimally invasive surgical procedures.

In a group of patients surveyed those under 50 years of age who’ve undergone a facelift rated their satisfaction higher than patients over the age of 50. On ratings scales, surgeons also noticed that younger patients have longer-lasting results with more subtle results immediately after surgery.  Those over 60 showed significant facial aging before surgery. At the follow-up appointments, the older patients still looked more youthful than their counterparts who had never undergone facelift surgery.

Researchers in this study believe that the results show that patients under 40 should not be turned toward other procedures because facelift surgery at a younger age gives patients longer-lasting results with less dramatic initial changes.

Candidates for facelift surgery are patients who have moderate to severe wrinkling around the mouth and chin (nasolabial folds) that can be eliminated through surgery. It’s important that the surgeon and patient work together for the best care and to ensure if other anti-aging procedures may be more suited to help you reach your cosmetic goals.

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