Female model for facelift. As time passes, our appearances change, and the desire for a youthful appearance is common. Many individuals consider facelift procedures, but what exactly can you expect from a facelift? Are facelift results permanent? Learn about the longevity of facelift results, how to make the most of them, and valuable insights into the different types of facelifts available. 

The Nine Types of Facelifts

Facelift procedures vary in technique and approach, leading to different results and durations of effectiveness. Generally speaking, there are nine common types of facelifts, each providing unique and specific results.

Deep Plane/SMAS Facelift

This technique targets the underlying facial muscles and deeper tissues to provide comprehensive rejuvenation. The results of a deep plane/SMAS facelift are typically long-lasting, offering significant improvement in the mid-face, jowls, and neck area.

Mini Facelift

Ideal for individuals with mild to moderate signs of aging, a mini facelift addresses specific areas of concern. Although the results are generally less dramatic than a full facelift, they can still provide noticeable improvement. However, the longevity of results may vary.


Focused on the middle area of the face, a mid-facelift targets sagging cheeks and deep nasolabial folds. While this procedure can yield significant rejuvenation, the results may not last as long as other types of facelifts.

Cheek Lift

A cheek lift specifically addresses sagging cheeks and can provide a more lifted and youthful appearance. The longevity of the results depends on various factors, including individual aging and lifestyle choices.

Jawline Rejuvenation

This type of facelift targets the jawline and neck area, addressing issues such as jowls and excess skin. The results can be transformative, but like other facelift procedures, the natural aging process will continue over time.


The S-lift is a modified version of a traditional facelift, focusing on the lower face and jawline. It can provide a subtle yet significant improvement, and the longevity of results varies from person to person.

Cutaneous Lift

The cutaneous lift primarily addresses loose skin and wrinkles, providing a smoother and more youthful appearance. While the results can be impressive, the duration may be influenced by factors such as skin elasticity, lifestyle, and individual aging.

Forehead or Brow Lift

A forehead or brow lift targets the upper portion of the face, addressing issues such as drooping eyebrows and forehead wrinkles. The results are typically long-lasting, enhancing the overall youthful appearance of the face.


Unlike surgical facelifts, FaceTite is a revolutionary technology that provides a minimally-invasive facelift alternative. The FaceTite solution may be best suited for men and women not quite ready for a full facelift but seeking a less invasive solution.

Are Facelift Results Permanent?

The answer to this question is both yes, and no.

The results of a facelift are considered permanent, meaning that the changes made during the procedure will be noticeable, long-term. However, the natural aging process continues, and over time, the skin starts to sag or droop again. This does not mean the facelift was ineffective; it simply reflects the ongoing effects of aging.

Tips to Make Facelift Results Last Longer

While the natural aging process cannot be stopped, there are steps you can take to optimize and extend the longevity of your facelift results. Consider the following tips:

  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle (diet, exercise, healthy habits)
  • Avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen when outdoors
  • Follow post-operative care instructions
  • Consider non-surgical maintenance treatments

Make Your Facelift Results Last

Facelifts provide significant improvements in facial appearances, and the results are considered permanent. However, the natural aging process continues, and factors such as lifestyle choices and individual aging can influence the duration of the results. By understanding the different types of facelifts available, having realistic expectations, and following post-operative care instructions, you can make the most of your facelift results and enjoy a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance for years to come.

To learn more about facelifts and the different facial rejuvenating services provided at the Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Kaweski online today, or reach out by phone at (619) 464-9876.