Can A Facelift Permanently Get Rid Of Wrinkles?

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


Most of us know that facelift surgery can help turn back the clock and give you a smoother, more youthful look. If you are considering a facelift, however, you likely still have questions about which type of facelift you should get, what results are possible, and how long they’ll last. The knowledgeable team at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, led by internationally recognized plastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint, offers the most advanced facelift techniques available in Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA to help patients restore a look they love with long-lasting results. Get the answers to all of your facelift questions here, and discover if the procedure is right for you.


What does a facelift do?

Facelift surgery, formally known as rhytidectomy, is a highly individualized procedure designed to improve and reverse many of the classic signs of facial aging. Common concerns that can be addressed with surgical facelift include:


  • Facial wrinkles
  • Lines
  • Deep folds
  • Sagging skin
  • Drooping jowls
  • Skin laxity
  • Excess skin and fat
  • Loss of volume
  • Tired or angry appearance


During your initial consultation, Dr. Myint will carefully evaluate and discuss your specific concerns and answer all of your questions at length before recommending a surgical plan that is custom-tailored to meet your needs. Depending on your concerns, age, skin laxity, and ideal outcome, Dr. Myint may recommend one or more facial procedures to help you achieve your goals. With multiple facelift methods and complementary treatments available, it is important to seek the guidance of an experienced facial plastic surgeon when determining the most appropriate procedure for you.


What are the different types of facelifts?

Facelift surgery offers a variety of options for patients with varying degrees of concern. For example, a full facelift is typically reserved for older men and women with more advanced signs of aging across their entire face. For patients with more mild concerns, a less extensive procedure may be adequate. Some of the most commonly performed facelift procedures in Las Vegas and Beverly Hills include:


  • Full facelift: Also called a traditional facelift, the full facelift addresses advanced signs of aging, including severe drooping and sagging of the skin, from the forehead down to the chin and neck.


  • Mid-facelift: This procedure primarily targets concerns on the lower two-thirds of the face, including drooping jowls and sagging cheeks.


  • Lower facelift: A lower facelift is a fantastic solution for patients with concerns about the jowls, chin, and neck. These may include sagging skin, excess fat, and skin folds.


  • Mini facelift: The mini facelift is often performed on younger patients who are seeking subtle improvements for early signs of aging primarily on the lower portion of the face.


Many patients choose to combine their facelift surgery with complementary procedures – such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), brow lift, or neck lift – to further enhance their results. For patients who may not be ready, willing, or able to go under the knife just yet, liquid facelift offers a nonsurgical alternative that utilizes a combination of injectable dermal fillers and wrinkle relaxers.


How long does a facelift last?

The longevity of facelift results can vary depending on the patient’s age, skin laxity, which procedure(s) was performed, and other personal factors. On average, patients can appear up to ten years younger following full facelift surgery and can expect to enjoy their results for about ten years or longer until a revision or secondary procedure may be needed. However, it is important for men and women considering a facelift to understand that the aging process will not stop. Gravity, genetics, and environmental factors will still contribute to visible signs of aging eventually, though they may be much less prominent and often appear more slowly in patients who have undergone facelift surgery.


Following your procedure, Dr. Myint will provide thorough guidelines to help you maintain your facelift results for as long as possible, including:


  • Minimize sun exposure
  • Wear protective clothing and sunscreen
  • Keep your skin moisturized
  • Maintain a regular skin care routine
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Take advantage of nonsurgical treatments, including injectables and laser skin tightening


Restore a stunning, youthful, natural look that you can enjoy for years to come with facelift surgery in Beverly Hills or Las Vegas

Whether you have been contemplating cosmetic surgery for the last ten years or are just beginning to notice the telltale signs of aging, facelift may be right for you. To learn more about the life-changing benefits of facelift surgery, we invite you to call the welcoming team at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery at either of our convenient locations – Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV – to schedule your private consultation with award-winning oculofacial plastic surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint today.


* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.