Seattle, Bellevue How Much Younger Does a Face Lift Make You Look? Owen M.

Hi Owen, a study in the journal, Archive s of Facial Plastic Surgery, suggests that facial surgery reduces a person’s outward age by 6-8 years, depending on the extent of the procedure. But more than sell more plastic surgery procedures, the author of the study hopes that the data will temper patients’ hopes for what a plastic surgeon can achieve.  On average, patients were said to be 7.2 years younger in their after photo than in their before photo. Also, the more work a person had done, the younger they tended to look afterward. 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, and adding a forehead lift on top of that took off about another year. People who had all four procedures were said to look 8.4 years younger in their after picture.  However, it’s important to remember that age is only one of the several factors that matter to patients.  Patients want to look rejuvenated, more refreshed, less tired,” but most of all, they don’t want to look operated on or unnatural.”