schoemann plastic surgery
Medically Reviewed By: Mark Schoemann, M.D

While facelift procedures function incredibly well to rewind the signs of age, they are not a permanent solution that eliminates the natural aging process. Over time, your skin will begin to droop and wrinkle again. However, most facelifts last up to 10 years, sometimes longer depending on a variety of factors such as age, skin maintenance, and genetics. It can be difficult to determine just how long you will continue to see the results of the facelift due to the influence of these external factors.

Some patients worry about the lack of permanence of a facelift. However, the results are exceptional, last for several years, and the level of youthfulness produced by these procedures cannot be achieved solely with fillers or other non-invasive treatments.

Different Levels of Procedures

At the Schoemann Plastic Surgery in Encinitas, there are varying categories of facelifts offered that range in their level of invasiveness. A full facelift is more complex and is routinely reserved for those who are showing more advanced signs of aging. Full facelifts usually involve an incision from the hairline to the jaw. Other procedures, such as mini facelifts, are less invasive and are even sometimes referred to as “weekend facelifts” due to their shorter recovery period. Many of the more minor operations are less invasive than a full facelift and therefore require less recovery time. We recommend taking a moment to look into the various facelift options we offer.

Some patients may choose to combine a facelift with other procedures, such as a brow lift or eyelid surgery. These additional treatments can also provide a firmer, more youthful appearance that complements the results of the facelift and amplifies its effects.

Dr. Schoemann is committed to working with you to guarantee a beautiful outcome. He will conduct a thorough consultation at our beautiful Encinitas offices with you on your desires for your procedure and personalize a treatment plan perfectly suited to you and the concerns you may have. Please keep in mind that having realistic expectations is an important part of undergoing any cosmetic procedure. Our ultimate goal is to create a gorgeous and aesthetically pleasing outcome that blows you away.

To see some of the incredible facelift results performed in our Encinitas practice, take a peek at our gallery page!