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Posted on Feb 24, 2013 by Tiffani-Churchill

The most common question asked by patients considering a facelift is "how long does it last?" Good news was released in a recent issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® stating that the majority of patients will continue to look younger years after surgery. 


The study was conducted by Drs. Barry M. Jones of King Edward VII Hospital, London, and Steven J. Lo of Canniesburn Plastic Surgery Unit, Glasgow. They write, "The longevity of facelift surgery is a key question that has not been adequately addressed by previous studies." The research studied 50 patients that had undergone facelift surgery an average of five and a half years previously. 


"This study provides strong evidence that facelift surgery can provide significant long-term aesthetic gains," Drs. Jones and Lo write. "Furthermore," they add, "this study also supports facelift surgery as the only rejuvenation technique to have objective and subjective evidence for long term efficacy, emphasizing the current lack of evidence of other interventions."  Read article




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