Richard A. Baxter, M.D.

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What is the best age to have a facelift, and how long does it last?

Of course there's no simple answer to this, but when done in younger years (40's to early 50's) the skin is generally in better condition and so the results may hold up better over time. Also for a younger patient, the change isn't as obvious to everyone and more often a short scar technique is a good option. On the other hand, for someone a little bit older, the change is more dramatic and some may find that more worthwhile. As for how long it lasts, a facelift isn't really a temporary benefit. Think of it as turning back the clock.


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