How Many Facelifts Can U Have in a Life Time?

One ps said it was only 3 in a life time is this true .?Is it more difficult with each facelift u have ?

Doctor Answers 16

Facelift and SMAS

With aging, one not only sags but there is loss of volume.  Although there is no limit as to the number of facelifts that an individual can have, many problems can be resolved by correcting volume loss as opposed to lifting.  Have a thorough examination by a Facial Plastic Surgeon to go over your options.

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Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Facelifts in a lifetime

I do not think that there is a specific number in terms of how manyh can you have. It really depends upon your results and quality of tissues.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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How Many Facelifts in a Lifetime?

  There is probably no limit.  I have done a 7th revision on a facelift.  As people are living longer, healthier, more productive lives, facelift revisions will continue to become more and more popular.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Facelift Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 476 reviews

How many facelifts can a person undergo in their lifetime?

There is no upward limit on the number of facelifts a person can undergo. As long as the surgeon is conservative and plans the surgery to result in a natural appearance there should not be a problem with subsequent procedures. The key is to ensure that the patient has realistic expectations and motivations for seeking a second/ third facelift and that the surgeon believes that they can achieve an aesthetic result. The vast majority of facelift patients present seeking their first or second lift but subsequent surgery can be performed safely with good results if properly planned and performed. I hope this information is helpful.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Stephen Weber, MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 128 reviews

Maximum number of facelifts in a lifetime...

The number of facelifts one can have in a lifetime is unclear.  In general, less is more and you want to get maximum benefit out of each operation.  The typical facelift "last" between 5 and 10 years before needing a refresher procedure.  However, some of the new "in office" procedures being heavily marketed around the country will only have benefit for a year or two or less.  So make sure you are comparing apples to apples when looking at the answer to this question.

Jay Calvert, MD, FACS
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 49 reviews

How Many Facelifts Can U Have in a Life Time?

 As long as they are perform the Face Lifts with an understanding of the proper aesthetics, of facial beauty for the creation of a naturally more youthful and attrcative face...you can have as many as are required.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Number of facelifts

You can have as many facelifts as your skin laxity will allow.  With each subsequent facelift the difficulty is dependent on what are the aesthetic goals.  In some cases, a tuck up procedure may be all that is necessary.  In other cases, a full facelift may be required.  

Anil R. Shah, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 154 reviews

How many face lifts can one have in their lifetime?

With regard to face lift surgery, there is no specific limit on the number of procedures one can have in their lifetime.  Most patients will have the procedure preformed once.  Some patients will have a revision of their face lift approximately 10 to 15 years after their first face lift.  A few patients will have a third face lift 30 to 40 years following their first procedure. the necessity and timing of subsequent face lifts depends on the desires and rate of aging of each individual.  

Vincent D. Lepore, MD
San Jose Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 55 reviews

No Limit on Facelifts

Providing you have had well-performed facelifts and you are healthy, there is no limit to the number of revisions you can have. Plastic surgery is based on need and viability, not an arbitrary number. Even after a full rhytidectomy, in which the SMAS layer is lifted upward and outward, your face will continue to age and lose volume. Many people opt for a second facelift after 10 years to continue their rejuvenation. Fat grafting during a facelift helps to make the results look more natural. You can also opt for a mini lift or use facial fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma, to maintain facial volume between lifts.  Generally, it would be unusual for a patient to require more than 3 facelifts over a lifetime.  I hope this helps.

Jonathan Kulbersh, MD
Charlotte Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 58 reviews

How Many Facelifts?

Having more than one facelift in one's lifetime is not unusual as long as they still make you look natural.  However, sometimes other procedures may avoid having more facelifts.  Facial aging is not only loose skin but loss of volume (fat) in the face.  Fat injections or the use of fillers such as Voluma may be all one needs to continue having a rejuvenated look.  A good plastic surgeon will certainly tell a patient when enough is enough in order to still have natural results.

Robert J. Spies, MD
Paradise Valley Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 88 reviews

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