Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi | How Long Does a Facelift Last? (Part 1 of 2)
Hi there, I’m Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi, and I’m a facial plastic surgeon. I want to answer a question that I get frequently asked about in my facelift consultations. That is such a loaded question. You're not going to like my answer, but I'm going to start off and say that a facelift will not last forever, AND I cannot give you an accurate range of how long a facelift should last you because it’s individualized. And that's because there's so many factors that cause a facelift not to last, NOT to last. And that is the reason why I can't give you a solid answer. You have to think of it this way, when you take your car off the lot, the first time you drive it off the lot, it already starts to dwindle in its value and how long it's going to last. You've got to take it for a tire rotation. You've got to take it for oil changes. You have to have maintenance in order to keep up on that car so it can last. Same thing with a purse. When you first purchase a purse right off the bat, if you leave it in the box for 15 years, it will last you. If you wear it and use it every day, it's not going to last you 15 years. So that being said, I'm going to go into more detail in another video about what factors can affect how long your facelift lasts. Thanks for tuning in. This is Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi. For more information, please tune in to our YouTube channel @facesbydrt. Thank you!
Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi | How Long Does a Facelift Last? (Part 2 of 2)
Hi there. I’m Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi, and I’m a facial plastic surgeon. In this video, I'm going to share with you the factors that might affect how long your facelift lasts. So, nobody likes my answer. In my previous video I talked about why a facelift will not last forever, and let me go over some of the factors that you can possibly control and some that you may not be able to control at all. The first thing I want to talk about is weight loss or weight gain. So fluctuations in weight can affect, if you think about the structure, stretching of the skin and then it coming back down and stretching and coming back down. If you have ever been pregnant and after pregnancy you see all those stretch marks, that's a good example of what happens to the skin. So again, weight loss or weight gain, if you can stay at a stable weight and not fluctuate, that's the best thing you can do for yourself. Second factor that might affect the result of a facelift is sun exposure, and that is something you CAN control. So, I don't say that you should avoid the sun all together completely because you do need Vitamin D3, but you have to be smart about when you're exposed to the sun. So the middle of the day is when you want to avoid most of that sun exposure. If you're going out in the sun, even in the morning, early morning or late in the day, you want to be putting on sunscreen. So, that's the second factor. The third factor, which is much harder to control, is aging. All of us are going to age. Believe it or not, we cannot slow down the aging process completely. There are things that we can do though that can make that much less of a factor. So those things that we can do to slow down the aging process are things like diet, sleep, exercise- those standard things that are important for your overall health. And you can learn more about that in some of my other videos. Next thing I want to talk about, the last factor, is your hormones. That is a result of aging. That's menopause for women and for men, it is the decrease in testosterone. That can have an effect on the skin, the soft tissue, and the bone in decreasing the volume in the face. So there you have it. Those are the things that are the important factors that can affect your facelift result and how long it should last. Thank you for tuning in. I’m Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi. For more information, please tune into our YouTube channel @facesbydrt. Thank you!