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How Will My Facelift Change Over Time?


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Men and women choose facelift surgery as a way to keep pesky facial aging at bay.

This goal is accomplished by surgically tightening the tissues on either side of the face to smooth wrinkles, reposition facial volume, and restore youthful contours.

How Is Facelift Surgery Performed?

Traditional facelift surgery makes incisions on the sides of the face that begin at the temple in the hairline, crosses in front of the ear, and ends behind the ear.


The time you spend in front of the mirror is where you contemplate your facial aging the most. Facelift surgery can correct many of the issues you notice every morning.

The underlying facial tissues are separated from the skin and tightened in a vertical direction.

Loose skin is then trimmed along the incision to create a taut—without looking overly pulled—contour.

To see if you are a candidate for facelift surgery, contact Dr. Mockler at Panama City Plastic Surgery by calling (850) 769-7270 to schedule a consultation.

How Long Does a Facelift Last?

Facelift surgery results in a refreshed and rested facial appearance.

This procedure will not make you look like an entirely different person, but it will reduce noticeable aging for many years.

Sadly, facelift surgery is not the fountain of youth, and this procedure will not prevent or even halt the aging process.

Visible facial aging is the result of tissue breakdown that results from natural collagen loss, sun damage, unhealthy lifestyle choices, and poor skin care.

Facelift surgery targets the lines, wrinkles, and sagging tissues that result from these things and restores them to a more youthful version.

Unfortunately, the facial tissues will continue to break down, regardless of whether a facelift was performed.

Think of a facelift as a rewind, not as a pause.

Before and after image showing the results of a facelift performed by Dr. Mockler in Panama City, Florida.

How Will My Facelift Age?

Many patients develop aging after a facelift in the same way and areas that they developed facial aging initially.

Lines will develop around the nose and mouth, the cheeks will lose some of their fullness, and the jawline will eventually soften.

Is Facelift Surgery Worth It?

Some men and women may doubt their desire for facelift surgery after hearing that the aging process will possibly create future wrinkles and sagging once again.

Although you will experience additional signs of aging, this may not occur for several years, and, even then, your skin quality will always be firmer and smoother than it would have been without the surgery.

What Is the Right Age for a Facelift?

Facelift surgery is beneficial for anyone that is looking to reverse the signs of aging, whether those signs are minimal or significant.

Facelift surgery is usually performed on patients between the ages of 40 and 60; however, that range does not mean that facelift surgery is not helpful for younger or older patients.

Your physical age means very little when it comes to facelift candidacy. Your skin quality, the amount of visible aging, your overall health plays a far more significant role in whether or not a facelift is for you.

How Can I Extend My Facelift Results?

Even though you cannot freeze your facelift, you can help to prolong the quality of your results.

This can be accomplished by following a healthy lifestyle, protecting your skin from the sun, and not smoking.

Non-surgical injectable fillers like JUVÉDERM® can temporarily reduce the appearance of lines and volume loss when they develop.

Interested in Learning More?

If you have additional questions about facelift surgery or would like to find facelift surgery near you, contact Dr. Mockler by filling out our online contact form.

Dr. Mockler performs facelift surgery in Panama City, Florida.