Longevityof face lift results

Face lift surgery can help rejuvenate the appearance for a considerable time and is a popular procedure amongst many age groups.

The longevity of the results varies between patients with some noticing lasting effects up to ten years after surgery and others feeling the need to "update" the effects of their face lift after five years or so.

Sun damage

Skin that accumulates sun damage is more likely to prompt patients to undergo a face lift initially as well as being more likely to shorten the longevity of the treatment.

Significant benefits can be gained for longer effectiveness of a face lift if patients practice sun safety and reduce the damaging impact of ultraviolet rays.

Keeping the skin hydrated and nourished can also keep a face lift looking fresh and vital for a longer time.

Our commitment to our patient's well-being goes beyond the surgical intervention, and guidance on appropriate use of sunscreens and sun exposure will form part of the post-operative guidance.


Where relevant, patients are advised to cease smoking prior to surgery so as to minimise the risk of surgical complications and to optimise their results from the procedure.

Smoking damages the skin by affecting circulation, free radical activity, and collagen synthesis and is more likely to lead to the kind of skin laxity, blemishes, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing that many seek to address through a face lift procedure.

Where smoking continues after surgery such damage will likely reoccur meaning that the positive benefits of the face lift will be reduced compared to patients who make healthier lifestyle choices.


Some patients find that supplemental procedures help extend the life of their face lift.

Such maintenance techniques may include fat transfer and filler treatments and other volume enhancement procedures to help maintain aesthetic facial contours and a vibrant and youthful feel and look to the face.

Conditioning and maintaing a vibrant appearance of the skin, through treatments like the Obagi-Nu Derm, chemical peels of milder exfoliating treatments like HydraFacial, increases the impact of rejuvenation surgery, and prolongs the feeling of youthful facial and neck appearance.

Get in touch. Talk to our helpful team or book a consultation with Mr Lucian Ion. Call 0207 486 7757

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