According to a UPI release, a new study from the UK and Scotland shows that the benefits of a facelift last more than five years after the procedure. Three-fourths of patients in the study continued to look younger than they did before the surgery.
Even though some areas of the patient's face showed some signs of aging, a range of assessments showed long lasting results, according to Dr. Barry M. Jones of King Edward VII Hospital in London and Steven J. Lo of Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit in Glasgow.
In a statement Lo and Jones said of the study, “This study provides strong evidence that facelift surgery can provide significant long-term aesthetic gains.”
The researchers of the study standardized the photographs of 50 patients and analyzed them using three sets of measurements to determine how well the results maintained over time:
The average length of time between the surgery and the study analysis for the patients involved in the study was around five and a half years.
The study is scheduled to be published in the December edition of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and found that all three measurement metrics of the study showed significant improvement over pre-operative results. Even though some patients experienced some loss of improvement in their facial appearance after their facelift, the majority continued to look younger.
Jones and Lo wrote, “Scoring suggested that 76 percent of patients would still look younger five and a half years after a facelift than they did prior to the facelift.”
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