How Long Will My Facelift Last, and What Can I Do To Extend My Results?

Have you noticed lately that your lower facial skin is beginning to sag, especially around your chin and jawline? Perhaps you see more lines and wrinkles around your eyes than before. If so, you may be the ideal candidate for a facelift at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics in Huntington Beach, CA.


A facelift is excellent for those who want to rejuvenate their features by tightening loose skin and eliminating wrinkles and lines. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Dorfman and his team of skin experts at Allure Anti-Aging will use advanced techniques that depend entirely on your specific facial structure and the extent of your desired results.


If this sound like something that would benefit you, keep reading to learn more about how surgical facelifts can lift and tighten the skin and, more importantly, how long your results will last.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift, medically known as a rhytidectomy, is a procedure used to reposition muscle tissue and remove loose skin to address common signs of aging in the face. Typically, patients considering a surgical facelift are looking to improve the appearance of:


  • Wrinkles
  • Fine lines
  • Skin Laxity
  • Jowls
  • Prominent hollows under the eyes
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Skin folds around the nose and corners of the mouth

How Long Does a Facelift Last?

While a facelift can help you up to 15, even 20 years younger, the results are not permanent and can reverse if you don’t take the right steps to maintain them. Given the significant improvements the procedure can provide, along with the time and investment required to undergo a facelift, it’s understandable that patients want to enjoy their new rejuvenated looks for many years following their procedure.


However, the results provided by any facelift procedure can indeed fade over time as the natural aging process continues after your facelift procedure. The rate of decline depends on a number of different things that are both within and outside your own control.

Tips To Make Your Facelift Results Last Longer

Although aging cannot be stopped, there are some things you can do to slow down its speed and extend the results of your facelift.


Follow Your Aftercare plan and Instructions

After your facelift, Dr. Dorfman will provide you with a comprehensive plan on how to care for your incision and skin during your facelift recovery. These instructions will help reduce swelling and bruising and make you more comfortable to heal faster. They will also ensure that you achieve the results you want.

Invest in Anti-aging skincare

After your facelift procedure, a consistent anti-aging skincare routine will help maintain your new, youthful look. Ask Dr. Dorfman for recommendations on anti-aging products that promote collagen production and improve your skin’s structural support.

Avoid Sun exposure

Excessive sun exposure continues to be the primary cause of premature signs of aging. Wearing protective clothing and full-spectrum sunscreen every day will help prevent wrinkles and skin damage.


Having a facelift doesn’t exclude you from being able to enjoy the benefits of other cosmetic treatments. Years after your facelift, if you notice signs of aging begin to slowly return, you may want to consider injectable solutions like Botox and dermal fillers to address volume loss and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Learn More About Dr. Dorfman’s Long Lasting Facelifts

While a facelift cannot permanently put an end to future aging, today’s facelifts can hold off aging for 10 to 20 years. Learn more about what a facelift can do for you by scheduling your appointment with Dr. Dorfman at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics. Call (714) 804-5460 or contact us online today.