Could Facial Plastic Surgery Take Years Off My Appearance?

According to a study published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery earlier this year, facial plastic surgery can make patients appear an average of seven years younger than their actual age. In order to determine this number, raters reviewed 60 facial plastic surgery patients before and after photos and stated each patient’s perceived age. Ranging from ages 45 to 72, the patients were divided into three groups.

Could Facial Plastic Surgery Take Years Off My Appearance?One group consisted of face and neck lift patients, another was composed of face and neck lift patients who also had upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and the other group was made up of patients who received facelift, neck lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty, and forehead lift. The study’s results were based on the difference between what raters perceived patients’ ages to be before and after facial plastic surgery.

The highly skilled surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery can attest that facial plastic surgery can make a huge difference in a person’s appearance and perceived age. Our plastic surgeons, however, also offer mini versions of facial plastic surgery procedures for patients who don’t want others to notice such a drastic difference like facelift procedures that target certain areas of the face. They understand that sometimes patients don’t want their friends saying, “Guess who looks 7 years younger?” Sometimes, patients want those results that will have their friends pulling them to the side to ask what the difference is because they just can’t pinpoint it themselves.

No matter what degree of facial plastic surgery you’re searching for, our Atlanta plastic surgeons offer an assortment of cosmetic treatments from cosmetic injectables and facial fillers to traditional facial plastic surgery procedures. For more information on the types of procedures we offer, visit our website or contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons. Be sure to check out our plastic surgery before and after photos to see how many years surgery can take off someone’s appearance yourself.