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How Long Does a Facelift Last?

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How Long Does a Facelift Last?

Signs of aging can reach a point where non-invasive treatments no longer give you the results you hope for. If lines, wrinkles, and skin laxity have become a source of stress, a facelift can help. This procedure restores your youthful features with effective, long-lasting results. 

What is a Facelift (Rhytidectomy)?

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, reverses signs of aging by lifting and tightening the skin and underlying structures. A facelift primarily addresses the mid and lower face. It can correct issues including loose skin, excess fat, sagging jowls, and deep lines such as nasolabial folds. A facelift makes an excellent option for those bothered by the effects of aging and ready to take a significant step to improve them. 

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*Individual Results May Vary

How is a Facelift Performed?

During a rhytidectomy, the skin and underlying muscles are lifted and tightened. The skin is redraped over the facial structures to undo drooping and restore a firmer, more contoured appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton performs facelifts at her accredited surgical center in Newport Beach. She will customize your procedure to address your concerns, making every facelift unique. 

How Long Does a Facelift Last?

Your facelift will erase many signs of aging, but these will eventually reappear. Some people are satisfied with their facelift results for a lifetime. Others may wish to have another procedure to adjust their results in the future. A facelift usually lasts at least five to ten years. Using consistent sun protection and quality skincare products, you can prolong your facelift results. 

How Much Does a Rhytidectomy Cost?

Rhytidectomy costs vary depending on several factors, including your provider and location. Average prices range from $5000 to $18000. Since each facelift is a customized procedure, Dr. Lawton recommends a consultation so she can assess your needs and the type of procedure you may need. 


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

What is Recovery Like From a Facelift?

Some swelling and bruising will usually occur after the procedure. You should plan to spend the first week focusing on the healing process. During the next two to three weeks, you can start to resume more activities. Some people may return to work during this time. Swelling will improve significantly within the first four weeks, allowing you to begin enjoying your rejuvenated features. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Good candidates for a rhytidectomy have moderate to severe signs of aging and want to see significant improvements. You may be a good candidate if you are in good health and have reasonable expectations. Dr. Lawton will assess whether a facelift is the best solution to your concerns. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about facelifts? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. Proudly serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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