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Facelifts are still popular and for good reason. The results can last a long time, even with minimally invasive procedures.

If you’ve been contemplating a facelift, you’ve probably wondered about its longevity. While a lot depends on the health of your skin, it also depends on the type of facelift you get and the results you want to achieve.

Below, we discuss four common types of facelifts and how long they last before age starts to show.

A Full Facelift

This is the most traditional facelift and involves a long incision close to your hairline. Your skin is stretched and rearranged, often lifting the facial muscles. A full facelift lasts around five years.

A Deep Plane Facelift

The emphasis here is on the word “deep.” This type of facelift goes much deeper than a full facelift, working way below the muscle in your cheeks to dramatically elevate them. The results are incredibly dramatic and a deep plane facelift can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years before age starts to show.

A Mid Facelift

This type of facelift focuses on the mid-part of your face, targeting the cheeks and eyes to reduce bagginess around your eyes and elevate the skin on your cheekbones. Mid facelifts require smaller incisions. This facelift has a longer shelf life, too, ranging from 5 to 10 years. It’s common for patients to opt for eyelid surgery at the same time as a mid-facelift.

A Mini Facelift

Also known as an S-Lift, the mini facelift is very similar to a full facelift. Where it differs is that it involves a small, s-shaped incision just around your ears. The results are mostly focused on the chin and neck area, with the aim of lifting the lower face rather than the whole face. Don’t confuse it with a neck lift, though, that focuses on just the neck area.

Mini facelifts have grown in popularity as they’re designed to target problem areas and come with a shorter recovery time. These facelifts also have the shortest lifespan, lasting just 2 to 5 years.


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