Will My Facelift Look and Feel Natural?

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


Maintaining a youthful look is a common goal for men and women alike, particularly as we begin to reach our 30s and 40s. As we age, the visible signs of aging — like sagging skin, wrinkles, and loss of facial contour — can take a toll on our self-esteem. Facelift surgery offers a comprehensive solution to address multiple signs of aging in a single procedure, helping patients to virtually take years off the clock and restore a younger, more desirable appearance and boosted self-confidence. If you're considering a facelift, you may wonder whether the results will look and feel natural. Here, board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint of Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery — with convenient locations in Beverly Hills, CA, and Las Vegas, NV — answers some of the most popular facelift FAQs, including whether your skin may look or feel tight and what you can do to maximize your chances of achieving the most natural-looking facelift results possible.

Why should I consider facelift surgery?

Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is a popular cosmetic procedure for addressing a variety of age-related changes to the facial features and skin. Some of the most compelling benefits of choosing facelift surgery to restore a more youthful appearance include:

  • Addresses various signs of aging in a single procedure
  • Enhances skin firmness by reducing sagging
  • Diminishes the appearance of deep wrinkles and fine lines
  • Removes concerns related to a double chin
  • Lifts and rejuvenates sagging jowls
  • Sculpts the neck and jawline for improved contours
  • Restores a significantly more youthful appearance
  • Yields natural-looking and feeling results
  • Suitable for both women and men
  • Offers a range of surgical options to meet individual needs
  • Scarring is minimally visible (if at all)

Will a facelift make me look plastic?

One of the most common concerns people have about facelift surgery is whether it will result in a "plastic," windblown, or unnatural appearance. The goal of modern facelift techniques is to create results that appear beautiful but also natural. The key to avoiding a plastic look is to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon who understands the importance of balance and subtlety in facelift procedures. A skilled surgeon will customize the procedure to your specific needs, ensuring that the outcome enhances your natural beauty rather than altering it dramatically or in an artificially looking way. During your initial consultation for facelift surgery at our location in Beverly Hills or Las Vegas, Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Myint will carefully evaluate your facial anatomy, assess your skin laxity, discuss your primary concerns and goals, and recommend the most appropriate facelift technique for helping you achieve natural-looking outcomes that address the unwanted signs of aging while enhancing your natural beauty.

Will my face feel tight after facelift surgery?

After a facelift, it's normal to experience some tightness in the facial skin. This sensation is a result of the skin being repositioned and tightened during the procedure. While it may feel unusual initially, the tightness should subside as your body adjusts to the new positioning of your skin. The degree of tightness varies among patients and depends on the extent of the facelift performed. Keep in mind, even though your face may feel overly tight in the first several weeks or months after a facelift, this sensation will not translate to the visible appearance of the skin.

How much younger can I look with a facelift?

The extent to which a facelift can make you look younger depends on several factors, including your age, skin condition, and the specific techniques used. However, it's not uncommon for patients to achieve a significantly more youthful appearance after a successful facelift. Many people report looking up to ten years younger, or more, with their results appearing natural and not overly dramatic.

Take up to a decade off your appearance with facelift surgery in Las Vegas or Beverly Hills

Anytime you are having cosmetic surgery — and especially with procedures involving the face — it’s normal to have questions or even concerns about how your results may appear. By selecting a highly qualified Oculo Facial Plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Shoib Myint, you can rest assured that your desire for a natural facelift outcome will be taken seriously. To learn more about the remarkable transformations that patients have achieved with facelift surgery at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, call either of our offices (Las Vegas and Beverly Hills) to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Myint today.

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