How many times can you have a facelift?
Facelift surgery reduces fine lines, wrinkles, jowls, and sagging skin, which are early signs of aging that can affect men and women alike. Dr. Pontell performs various facelifts in Philadelphia, including mini facelifts, with results known to last for years.
However, you may wonder whether a secondary procedure is necessary and how many facelifts someone can have. The answer depends on your signs of aging and aesthetic goals.
A facelift tightens sagging skin on the face and neck
A facelift tightens the skin by sculpting and shaping the fat below the skin through an incision, and the excess skin is trimmed away. Dr. Pontell separates the skin from the underlying tissues during the procedure to tighten the muscles. Excess fat in the neck or jowls is removed if needed via micro liposuction, and the skin is then repositioned on the face to give a natural look.
Patients with significant jowling and sagging skin on the face can look up to ten years younger with a traditional facelift procedure. Less noticeable facial aging patients should only need a mini facelift to achieve their aesthetic goals. The different types of facelifts are recommended based on your age, skin condition, and aesthetic purposes.
A facelift can address common but frustrating signs of aging, including:
- Hanging jowls
- Loose neck skin
- Deep nasolabial folds
- Drooping in the mid-face
- Double chin
You can have multiple facelifts-with cautions
Because everyone ages differently, facelift results vary depending on each patient. If a deep plane or SMAS facelift is appropriately done, facelift results can last up to ten years. However, natural aging will continue to impact your skin no matter how well your facelift is done.
There is no technical limit on how many facelifts you can have, but we want to ensure your results remain as natural as possible. Too many surgeries can make your face appear “pulled” or “worked on.” However, it is possible to have a secondary facelift surgery and achieve remarkable outcomes. These refresh your results and address any additional loose skin or hanging jowls that may have occurred over time. The goal of a second facelift is to retain your natural appearance without looking overdone.
Consider a nonsurgical facelift
If you do not want a secondary procedure, a nonsurgical facelift can refresh your outcomes and retain your youthful appearance for years to come.
A nonsurgical facelift combines minimally invasive procedures to rejuvenate and refresh your facial appearance. An example of this would be how combining wrinkle relaxers and dermal fillers can temporarily:
- Support sagging skin
- Treat a double chin
- Restore contour to the face
You won’t need a second surgical procedure, but the anti-aging results from a nonsurgical facelift are still significant. Injections are perfect if you have had mild to moderate skin issues since your original facelift.
Some of your options for a nonsurgical facelift in Philadelphia include:
Dr. Pontell can recommend the best facelift for you
Dr. Pontell is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized for his artistry, meticulous surgical techniques, and consistently beautiful surgical outcomes. He has performed over 4,000 facelifts over his 26-year career, giving him extensive training and expertise. He listens carefully to his facelift patients and creates the changes they want to see in themselves while relying on his instinct for excellence in surgical procedures.