We often hear patients say something to the effect of: “I am in my early sixties and have excess skin hanging from my neck, will I look younger and fresher if I get a lower facelift and neck lift?” If you have significant excess skin and it’s bothering you, then yes, you would definitely look younger and fresher after a lower face and neck lift compared to doing nothing and letting age progress naturally.
Often, patients in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond want to know if a facelift and neck lift will make them look younger, and that’s understandable. Once a patient reaches his or her 60s, a face and neck lift will definitely make them look younger. In fact, these procedures would make them look younger for the rest of their life. For example, suppose a 65-year-old woman, an identical twin, decides to get a facelift and neck lift. She would definitely look years younger than her twin after the procedure.
Long Term Results After a Face/Neck Lift
When a patient undergoes a facelift and neck lift, their operated face would not catch up to their biological age. While the patient would still age, the aging process would be slowed down and the procedure would have effectively “turned back the clock,” yielding long-term results.
If you are considering a face and neck lift procedure, you will look younger, and you enjoy the benefits immediately. As we mentioned above, you will continue to age but the process will be slowed down. You will always look younger than if you never had the procedure performed. So, let’s say you’re 63 and the procedure makes you look 50. In 10 years from now, you would look 60, as opposed to 73.
Essentially, patients get face lifts and neck lifts to look younger and more beautiful. If you are ready to consider a facelift or a neck lift, or both, contact our office to meet with your board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky.
We believe that everyone should consider facial surgery as they get older because the results are so rewarding, and they naturally lead to a boost in confidence and increased self-esteem. We invite you to schedule a consultation where we can discuss your goals and show you our patients’ before and after photos. Call today to get started.