How Much Younger Will I Look After a Facelift?

Smiling Blond Woman With Gray and Black Striped ShirtIn his practice, Dr. Costanzo sees many Thousand Oaks men and women who want to turn back the hands of time via a facelift. Potential surgical candidates often have a myriad of questions to ask, as they should. When you are considering a plastic surgery procedure, such as a facelift, you should come to your initial consultation prepared to interview your potential plastic surgeon. You want to make sure you know everything about the procedure he suggests for your unique case and problem areas, and that he has taken your complete medical history to confirm that you are a sufficient candidate for elective plastic surgery.

One of the most common questions that Dr. Costanzo receives from his potential Thousand Oaks facelift candidates is, “How much younger will I look after this procedure?” The answer is, “It all depends on your unique case.” And you should be very wary of any other plastic surgeon who would provide you with an estimated age you will look, because the truth is, facelift results are highly individual.

The reason Dr. Costanzo can’t give you a “one-size-fits-all” answer to how much younger you’ll look after a facelift is that each surgical candidate has their own unique anatomy, problem areas, and desired results. For example, a Thousand Oaks woman in her late 30s or early 40s with minimal wrinkling and cheek sinking may have problem areas that can be addressed via a facelift that will make her look 10 years younger. Another woman of the same age may have deeper wrinkling and loss of volume in her face, and as a result of the work that needs to be performed a facelift might only make her appear 5 years younger. Every candidate is different, and therefore every candidate’s potential results are different, too.

What Can Dr. Costanzo Confirm?

Since he began practicing plastic surgery and performing facelifts in 1986, Dr. Costanzo has learned massive amounts of surgical techniques, and he has perfected his artistic skills as a result of the thousands of Thousand Oaks facelifts he has performed. While individual results do vary, he typically finds that the results of his facelifts can last anywhere from between 8 to 12 years. While he understands that’s a significant range of time, he believes it’s important to communicate the estimated “results time” information to his facelift candidates so that they have the most realistic expectations possible prior to choosing him for plastic surgery.

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift?

Simply being a Thousand Oaks resident and desiring a facelift doesn’t automatically qualify you for plastic surgery by Dr. Costanzo. He has a very careful screening process for all his potential surgical candidates because, aside from offering you the best possible results, your overall health is his primary concern. For this reason, Dr. Costanzo screens all his patients to:

  • Obtain a complete medical history to confirm they are healthy candidates for elective plastic surgery;
  • Explain the facelift procedure in detail, and require candidates to confirm they understand the processes and techniques Dr. Costanzo will use in their unique case;
  • Confirm that potential patients have realistic results in mind for plastic surgery;
  • Verify that surgical candidates are in good psychological health.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Costanzo

If you are interested in learning more about how Dr. Costanzo may be able to help you look younger via a facelift, the best next step is to schedule a consultation with his office. To do so, call us at (805) 373-9919.