It would seem obvious but now the jury is in and they saythat more invasive facial surgery have a longer lasting and more youthfulappearance.
Researchers at the University of Toronto writing in theArchives of Facial Plastic surgery evaluated 54 women and 6 men following faceand neck lift enhancements. The patients were an average of 60 years old andappeared younger by 6-8 years when they had a combination of facelift, necklift, blepharoplasty and/or forehead lift.
I find this is true due to the synergy of healing, collagenformation and skin tightening! Thereafter, prolongation of the lifting,tightening and plumping effects are encouraged with fillers, botox and chemicalpeels.
Yes, more is better!
Toronto — More extensive facial surgerypredicts a younger estimated age for patients who have undergone one, two orthree procedures, according to an online study in Archives ofFacial Plastic Surgery.
Researchersat the University of Toronto evaluated 60 patients — 54 women and six men —with a mean age of 60 who had undergone various facial procedures and whoproduced “before” and “after” photos. Forty first-yearmedical students estimated patients’ age before surgery as well as theperceived change in age after surgery, MedPage Today reports. Raters weredivided into four groups of 10, and each rater viewed all 60 sets of photos,which were randomly distributed among the groups.
Investigators developed a statistical model to account for the variability in raters’ability to guess patient ages. The model also was tested to evaluate the effects of chronological age, rater group, and photograph viewing order.Twenty-two patients had undergone a facelift and necklift; 17 had undergonefacelift and necklift plus upper and lower blepharoplasty; and 22 had undergonefacelift and necklift, blepharoplasty and forehead lift.
Themean perceived age of all 60 patients was 1.73 years younger than their composite chronological age. The difference increased to 8.9 years after surgery, yielding a mean change in perceived age of 7.18 years for the entiregroup, MedPage Today reports. Respective changes for the three groups were:
•Facelift and necklift — mean estimated preoperative age, 1.88 yearsyounger than chronological age; mean postoperative, 7.62 years younger; netchange, 5.74 years.
• Necklift and facelift, blepharoplasty — mean estimated preoperative age, 3.91 years younger; mean postoperative, 11.42 years younger;net change, 7.51 years.
• Necklift and facelift, blepharoplasty, forehead lift — mean estimated preoperative age, 0.2 years older than chronological age; meanpostoperative, 8.21 years younger; net change, 8.41 years.
The authors wrote, “Our findings offer some objective sense as to our success with surgical intervention as facial plastic surgeons and provide us with moreevidence to give patients when formulating their preoperative expectations.”
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