Dr. Brent R. Rosen

Patients Report Looking 11 Years Younger after Facelift Surgery, Says Study

woman smilingA new study that examines patient satisfaction after facelift surgery found that 96.7 percent reported a more youthful appearance and, on average, the patients reported looking 11.9 years younger after surgery.

Dr. Eric Swanson, the study’s author, writes that patient satisfaction and the effects of surgery on quality of life are two of the most important factors in determining if a surgery is  successful, but that they have not been previously prospectively studied in patients undergoing facelifts alone or in combination with other facial rejuvenation procedures.

Swanson interviewed 93 patients one month after surgery; the patients had a deep plane facelift alone or a facelift and another facial surgery, including eyelid surgery, forehead lift and endoscopic forehead lift. Other commonly performed procedures done at the time of the facelift included laser resurfacing, fat injection and chin augmentation.

Eighty-two percent of the patients reported an improvement in self-esteem and 69.6 percent said their quality of life has improved because of the surgery. The mean age of the patients was 56.6 years.

The author concludes, “With proper patient preparation and education, facial rejuvenation effectively meets patient expectations. These findings support the recommendation of surgical facial rejuvenation to patients who wish to look younger.”

Despite the recovery time the patients had after their facelifts, 83.9 percent said they would have the surgery again, and 93.5 percent said they would recommend the surgery to someone else.

Swanson’s study will be published in the next Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery journal and a free abstract is available online.

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