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New Study: Facial Surgery Can Shave Off 6 To 8 Years

Posted March 24, 2020 in Plastic Surgery News, by Dr. Fiorillo

We always knew that cosmetic surgery could make folks look younger, but just how many years younger? We couldn’t say for sure–until now. TIME Magazine is reporting on a recent study just published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. “…Surgeons asked medical students to estimate the ages of patients in before-and-after pictures,” TIME reports “and the results suggest that facial surgery reduces a person’s outward age by about six to eight years, depending on the extent of the procedure.”

The study evaluated patients who had undergone facial plastic surgeries like facelifts and eyelid surgery. “The more work a person had done, the younger they tended to look afterward,” explains the article. “People who had a face-lift and neck lift looked an average of 5.7 years younger post-surgery. Adding in eyelid work shaved off nearly two additional years…” Although every patient’s results are different and an exact number of years can never be guaranteed, these new objective measures can certainly help patients set realistic plastic surgery goals. Now read on to learn about a few of the facial procedures used in this study.

Facial Procedures for Turning Back the Clock

When it comes to shaving years off your appearance, one of the best ways is to enhance the part of you the whole world sees—your face. Here are a few cosmetic facial surgeries that can achieve a fresher, more youthful appearance:

  • Facelift: Facelift Surgery is one of the most time-tested and effective ways of achieving a more youthful appearance. During the procedure, we tighten the underlying muscles and redrape the skin around the neck and face. A facelift is one the best ways to combat the appearance of facial sagging and a loss of muscle tone.
  • Necklift: The neck is often one of the first areas of the body affected by the signs of aging, resulting in wrinkled, hanging skin that can make you look much older than you feel. Necklift Surgery is a procedure that sculpts and smoothes the neck for a younger, natural-looking appearance
  • Eyelid lift: Eyelid Surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty, can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision. The procedure is usually performed in an office with local anesthesia to keep you relaxed and comfortable.

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To learn more about Cosmetic Facial Surgery or any of the other services we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Our offices are located in Montvale, NJ, Pearl River, NY and SOHO, NYC. Book your appointment at (845) 842-1258.

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