More than five years after facelift surgery, three-fourths of patients still look younger than they did before surgery, according to a long-term follow-up study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Although some facial areas show signs of aging, a range of objective and subjective assessments demonstrate long-lasting results of facelift surgery, concludes the study by Drs. Barry M. Jones of King Edward VII Hospital, London, and Steven J. Lo of Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow. They write, “This study provides strong evidence that facelift surgery can provide significant long-term aesthetic gains.”

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