A new study suggests that facial plastic surgery will make you look nine years younger than what you really are. When shown before and after pictures of 60 plastic surgery patients ranging in the ages between 45 and 72 years old, researchers have found that on average, patients are estimated to look 8.9 years younger than their actual age.
The more procedures a patient had, the greater the difference between estimates of their age preoperatively and postoperatively according to the results of the study published in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery. Some of these procedures include face and neck lifts, blepharoplasties, forehead lifts and laser resurfacing.
Plastic surgeons have an all-important job of explaining to patients what the realistic results are that they can achieve after surgery. A patient’s expectations will depend on their communication with their surgeon, which is very important.
Most patients don’t want to look as young as surgically possible–most say they “want to look good for their age,” rather than looking artificial. If you are looking more information on how to achieve these goals of a more natural youthful look, our practice manager, Ann Carbone, will be happy to set up your consultation.