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How Long Do The Results of A Successful Facelift Surgery Last?

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By Jerome Edelstein, MD

While there are no cosmetic treatments that can offer truly permanent effects, it is quite accurate to say that for many patients, a facelift surgery can offer very long lasting results that for some might as well be permanent. At Edelstein Cosmetic we like to say that a facelift turns back the clock, but the clock keeps ticking.  You will likely always look better than if you had not had the surgery done at all.  Everyone’s aesthetic goals are different, so your plastic surgeon should offer you completely customized care—customized not only to your goals, but to your unique anatomy. During your consultation, well before you have surgery, you should be able to learn everything you need to know about the surgery as well as what kind of results you can expect.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Facelift Surgery

In order to have the most effective facelift surgery possible, it’s important to discuss your goals openly and honestly with your plastic surgeon. It’s during the initial consultation you’ll have with a medical professional that the majority of the “work” takes place. During such a meeting, you’ll have the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like—be sure to take your time and leave no stone uncovered. Similarly, your plastic surgeon will ask you a lot of questions as well. This is completely normal and is to be expected, and in order to yield the best possible results, be as accurate and honest as possible.

Is Ongoing Maintenance Necessary?

In most cases, yes. Ongoing cosmetic maintenance after a facelift surgery is completely optional, but most patients find that having “touch ups” will greatly extend their results. Generally speaking, ongoing maintenance is much simpler and less financially intensive than a facelift surgery—for example, some patients may choose to have “liquid facelifts” later down the line, which involve the use of dermal fillers such as Juvederm. Botox is another popular option to stave away the signs of aging which may appear years after a facelift. However you choose to proceed with ongoing maintenance after a facelift surgery, it’s something that you should be able to discuss with your plastic surgeon in a realistic, informative manner. Post-operative consultations are a great opportunity to discuss an ongoing maintenance plan.

Finding the Plastic Surgeon That’s Right for You

In order to work with a plastic surgeon that’s not only qualified but can meet your personal needs, you may have to do a bit of “shopping around” before settling on one particular medical practitioner. Word of mouth can be a good way to begin—ask family and friends if they have any recommendations. If you live in the Toronto area, there’s a reasonably good chance that someone will mention the offices of Edelstein Cosmetic, an award winning, published group of plastic surgeons who have provided many Canadian men and women with successful cosmetic treatments, including facelift surgeries. To learn more and to schedule a consultation with Dr Jeffrey Fialkov, head of facial surgery at Edelstein Cosmetic, please feel welcome to dial (416) 256-5614 today.

Regardless of who you choose to work with, it’s important to keep in mind that during the entire process—from the first consultation to the surgery itself and ensuing aftercare—that you should feel completely comfortable and at ease. A big component of working with any medical professional for cosmetic treatments isn’t just the qualifications of the individual, but also that they make you feel completely comfortable while working with them. Cosmetic surgery professionals should provide you with a respectful, judgment-free environment where you feel completely at ease to ask as many questions as you like—and to have them answered promptly and accurately. Many patients have found this level of service with the offices of Edelstein Cosmetic in Toronto—if you choose to schedule a consultation there, you could be the next success story.

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