Question: I am a 49-year-old female looking to have a facelift. How long do they last? Are there certain factors that make it more likely to need a second procedure in the future?
Answer: Facelifting procedures vary in how long they last. In general, the mini lifts may not last as long as the more traditional lifts. The more traditional lifts are the lifts that suspend the tissues and the deep structures and last for a long period of time. The length of time that a facelift can last cannot be predicted. These factors are very dependent on the person’s genetic and natural skin type, their exposure to sun and the way that they age. These all have a bearing on the longevity of the lift. But in general, most people are happy with the result for many years.