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How Long Do Plastic Surgery Results Last?

How Long Do Plastic Surgery Results Last?

Suppose you are planning to go for plastic surgery to correct some physical defects and enhance your appearance. In that case, you need to remember that nothing lasts forever – not even the results of your plastic surgery. However, the current advances in plastic surgery have led to new and more effective plastic surgery techniques that prolong the results. This article talks about the average lifespan of the results of different plastic surgeries.

How Long Will the Results of Your Plastic Surgery Last?

First of all, you need to understand that no two plastic surgeries are similar. However, you need to know what will happen before, during, and after the surgery. That way, you can manage your expectations. It is also important to mention that the longevity of your cosmetic surgery results will mainly depend on the techniques used by your plastic surgeon, your lifestyle, and the type of surgery you undergo. Here are the most common plastic surgeries and their average longevity.


If your facelift procedure involves getting injectables like Dysport and Botox, or laser treatments, you can expect the results to last for a few months. Most dermal fillers remain effective for about 12 months because they end up being absorbed by the body. So, you will have to keep getting fresh injectables. Therefore, if you want your facelift results to last longer, you should consider going under the knife. While surgical procedures won’t prevent your body from growing old, their results can last for many years.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

This procedure, which helps to remove excess skin and fat from your sagging eyelids, can improve your vision range and restore your youthful appearance. The longevity of the upper eyelid blepharoplasty is 10 years, while that of the lower eyelid is permanent. The upper eyelid might sag again as it continues to age.

Rhinoplasty (nose job)

The results of a nose job can last a lifetime experienced plastic surgeon performs the procedure. You also have to ensure that the healing process goes on smoothly. The full results can take up to a year to become visible.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

The longevity of the results of your tummy tuck will depend on your post-op lifestyle. You have to work extra hard to keep your body weight in check.

Breast Implants

The lifespan of breast implants is supposed to be permanent as long the implants don’t develop problems like leaking. Other breast augmentation procedures like breast reduction can last up to 10 years.

If you want to ask a question about the longevity of your plastic surgery, get in touch with Associates in Plastic Surgery today.

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