How Long Does a Facelift Last?

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Facial aging is a process that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. Sadly, environmental and lifestyle factors can accelerate that process, resulting in premature aging for many individuals.

A facelift is a form of cosmetic facial rejuvenation offered by Dr. Frank Stile of Stile Aesthetics that can diminish the visible signs of aging on the face and neck. Dr. Stile is a board-certified plastic surgeon that runs a full-time premier practice in Las Vegas, NV.

While facelifts don’t stop the aging process, they can correct the most visible signs of aging to produce a more youthful appearance.


*Individual Results May Vary

Facelift Overview

As you age, the wrinkles on your face and neck become more prominent. Jowls also form, the smile lines (nasolabial folds) deepen, and you also notice the appearance of marionette lines.

A facelift is a surgical procedure that tightens up the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) skin layer. The cosmetic treatment also repositions neck muscles and removes excess skin on the face and neck.

The removal or repositioning of facial fat will also restore lost volume to certain areas of your face. Dr. Stile performs facelift (rhytidectomy) procedures as an outpatient treatment at the Stile Aesthetics cosmetic surgery center.

How Long Will My Results Last?

Facelifts offer long-lasting results to all patients. On average, According to the Mayo Clinic, you can expect the results of your facelift to last around ten years. The reason they don’t provide permanent results is due to the aging process.

As your skin ages, your skin may begin to droop again due to diminishing collagen and elastin levels. Thankfully, it’s possible to have a second facelift or other cosmetic treatments to slow down those further effects of aging on the skin.

For example, Dr. Stile may recommend non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers or microdermabrasion to address concerns like wrinkles and fine lines.


How Long Will My Facelift Take?

A facelift takes around four to six hours to complete as it’s quite an involved surgical cosmetic procedure. Before the surgery, facelift patients will get placed under general anesthesia.

Dr. Stile will then make carefully-placed incisions behind the ears and around the hairline. He will then remove extraneous tissue, skin, and fat from the face. Afterward, Dr. Stile tightens the underlying tissue and muscles to reposition the skin for a smoother appearance.

Once the procedure is complete, patients can expect swelling and bruising for up to two weeks. After that period, facelift patients can resume their normal daily activities. Most patients will notice dramatic and natural results from their facelifts three weeks after their surgery. 

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

You might be a good candidate for a facelift if you have aged skin with fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin on the face and neck. You would also be a good candidate if you have realistic expectations and seek a long-term solution that offers natural-looking results.

Take the First Step

Please fill out the form on this page to request an in-person consultation and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stile Aesthetics will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our office directly at (702) 243-9555.

Stile Aesthetics serves Las Vegas, NV & Surrounding Areas.

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