Facelift takes off 7 Years from Appearance

Posted July 17, 2012 by Paul M. Parker, M.D., FACS

Rhinoplasty New JerseyWhen considering a facelift, New Jersey residents can refer to a recent study in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.

This study states that a face lift has the ability to make a person look up to seven years younger. The Parker Center for Plastic Surgery has always strived to understand how cosmetic surgery affects the lives of its patients.

This new study adds to our understanding and knowledge of the positive effects of plastic surgery.

In the study, first-year medical student volunteers were shown photos of 60 people who had undergone plastic surgery. After looking at the photos, these students estimated the patients were an average of 8.9 years younger than their real age. Before surgery, the volunteers guessed that the patients were an average of 1.7 years younger than their actual ages, creating an age difference of 7.2 years after the procedure. The study shows objective evidence of the benefits of cosmetic surgery and may prove useful to doctors when counseling patients.

The patients in the study were mostly women. They ranged in ages from 45 to 72. Those who had the greatest number of procedures (face and neck lift, upper and lower eyelid surgery, and a forehead lift) had the largest perceived difference between the estimated age and their actual age.

The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery states that Americans spent almost $10.7 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2010. The most common procedures were breast augmentation, liposuction, and eyelid surgery.

At the Parker Center, the staff utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to deliver a high-quality, natural looking facelift. New Jersey residents can place their trust in Dr. Paul M. Parker. When the procedure is completed, they’ll love both how they look and how they were treated. To schedule a consultation, please fill out our contact form or give us a call at 201-967-1212.

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