PRLog - June 24, 2013 - BOULDER, Colo. -- A facelift delivers fairly permanent results to patients who want to regain a youthful look through the surgical lifting of sagging skin and tightening of slack facial muscles. However, no surgical procedure can stop the natural aging process, which is why most patients who undergo a facelift opt for a second 10 years later to continue the procedure’s success.
Patients that opt for a face lift at Denver-area Boulder Plastic Surgery will see optimal results for about 10 years before the natural aging process will again start to make the skin appear looser or wrinkles more prominent. The good news is that, in a recent article published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, secondary facelifts conducted 10 years after the initial surgery were found to be both safe and highly effective. The risk involved in a second facelift was very low, and plastic surgeons found they were just as successful at creating a natural, youthful look through reshaping and sculpting.
In the test group of patients studied, the average age of the patients for their initial face lift was 51 years old, while the second surgery was performed around age 60. Patients were highly satisfied with the secondary face lift, as it corrected the same problems that were rectified with the first surgery: decreasing deep facial wrinkles, lifting loose, sagging skin, tightening jowls, and removing uneven fat deposits.
More patients are opting for facelifts, especially in this age group, as an increasingly large middle age population becomes more interested in long-lasting facial rejuvenation. Signs of aging in the face can appear as early as in a patient’s 20s and 30s. While this age group can fight the signs of facial aging with non-surgical procedures such as Botox, facial fillers, and skin resurfacing treatments, eventually, time and gravity take their toll. When this occurs, a surgical facelift is really the only option for restoring a youthful look to the face.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about the results that can be achieved through a face lift at Boulder Plastic Surgery located at 2525 4th St. in Boulder, CO. or call directly at 303-443-2277.