When considering whether to undergo facial cosmetic surgery, there are understandably many questions, concerns, and considerations that can swirl throughout a person’s head. One of the more significant phrases that may surface is “Will this procedure be worth it?” Whether this means worth of the cost, worth of the recovery process, or worth of the results, knowing how long your results can last is a key way to help clear the mind and make a decision about facial plastic surgery.

At the end of the day, nearly all invasive procedures provide long-lasting results, and some can even be permanent. In all cases, there are steps you can take to help reduce the progression of further signs of aging both before and after surgery.

Semi-Permanent Procedures

Some of the most popular facial plastic surgeries can turn back the clock—but not stop it completely—of the signs of aging, tightening or removing excess skin, and adjusting the connective tissue beneath the skin for the most natural-looking results.

Results of a Facelift

Facelifts are the most effective option when seeking to tighten the mid-face region and lessen the appearance of deep folds and wrinkles from the cheeks to the jawline. When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Christopher Newman, a facelift generally helps patients look about a decade younger on average. While this procedure can’t halt the process of aging, it can revitalize the appearance and help you age with grace in the future.

Results of a Brow Lift

Because a facelift doesn’t address issues above the cheeks, many patients combine it with a brow lift for additional benefits. A brow lift addresses aging above the eyes, including deep frown lines, horizontal forehead wrinkles, and drooping skin that leads to an expression of frowning or fatigue. On its own, a brow lift typically lasts for many years, especially when you take care of your results with the lifestyle changes listed below.

Results of Eyelid Surgery

Your expression and appearance are largely determined by the appearance of your eyes; when the skin gets loose and sags, it can signal that you’re older than you feel in a subtle but significant way. Eyelid surgery removes puffy fat deposits, gets rid of loose, excess skin, and brings a rejuvenated appearance to the area around your eyes. Whether in combination with other facial plastic surgery or by itself, blepharoplasty can help people look refreshed and alert for several years, especially with proper eye skincare on a daily basis.

Permanent Procedures

The most popular facial plastic surgery procedures tend to focus on the surface and appearance of the face, not necessarily its shape and contour. That’s where permanent procedures that adjust cartilage or implant a permanent device come into play. Contouring procedures, such as chin augmentation with facial implants, are intended to be extremely long-lasting techniques. In addition, rhinoplasty and ear surgery are also ways to improve the appearance of facial features that have permanent results, as these parts of the face don’t change after they become fully developed as a child.

Lifestyle Choices to Preserve Surgical Results

Everyone wants their facial surgery to be worth the effort in the long run, and Dr. Newman can provide specific, personalized advice to maintaining results with simple habits and choices to slow the progression of aging. These can include:

  • Wearing and reapplying a high-SPF sunscreen every day, especially when spending a prolonged time outside.
  • Avoiding sunlight during peak times from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Quitting smoking.
  • Eat a balanced, healthy diet to ensure proper nutrient and vitamin intake.
  • Use high-quality skincare products such as cleansers, moisturizers, and eye creams.

Depending on a person’s unique surgical plan, other instructions may be given to help them look as young as possible for as long as possible.

Facial Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL

To learn more about your options and the expected results of facial procedures both surgical and non-surgical, the best person to talk to is Dr. Newman. During a consultation, he will walk you through all the options he offers for facial rejuvenation and what you can expect from each treatment plan. Get started by contacting us online and scheduling your consultation with Dr. Newman today.