July 10, 2017

Study Highlights Facelift Benefits

A recent study confirms what Dr. Abhay Gupta’s facial rejuvenation patients already know: facelift surgery turns back the clock on aging and helps people look younger and more attractive. According to the study, facial plastic surgery may actually make people look healthier and more successful, too! Dr. Gupta, a sought-after facelift surgeon in San Diego, discusses the study and what it could mean for you.

Details of the Study

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University asked 483 people to look at digital images of 13 women before or after facelift surgery. The images did not indicate the woman’s surgical status, so participants did not know whether the image was taken prior to facelift or after it.

The participants were then asked to rate each patient image in terms of attractiveness, perceived health and perceived success on a scale of 0 to 100 (the higher the number, the more positive the association). The participants were also asked to estimate the age of the woman in each image.

The results of the study showed that participants rated the images of the patients after facelift more positively. The women in the “after” facelift images were perceived to be more attractive, younger looking, healthier and more successful than the women in the “before” facelift images.

“These findings highlight the multidimensional positive association of facelift surgery and implications regarding social perceptions beyond restoring a youthful appearance,” the Johns Hopkins researchers wrote.

What Facelift Accomplishes

Dr. Gupta’s approach to facelift is to work individually with each patient to analyze the facial features and determine how the facial anatomy has changed over time. After a discussion about the patient’s specific goals and expectations, Dr. Gupta recommends a personalized treatment plan.

Facelift addresses most of the common problems associated with facial aging, including the following:

  • drooping skin
  • cheek laxity
  • deep wrinkles and creases around the nose, mouth and chin
  • jowls
  • saggy jawline
  • horizontal neck bands
  • neck laxity

Facelift is often performed in conjunction with another facial procedure, whether surgical or non-surgical. For example, facelift can be combined with eyelid surgery to rejuvenate the entire face, including the lids. Or injectable fillers like Juvederm can be used to add volume and fullness and complement the results of facelift.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Gupta

Would you like to look younger, healthier, more attractive and successful? Consider turning the clock back with facelift. Call or email our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gupta.

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