A recent study in the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery may have an answer to the question of how many years younger does a facelift make one look. After all, people are indeed interested to know how younger they will look after a faclift.
In his study, Dr. P. Adamson, had medical students randomly review photos of people and then guess the age of those photographed. Some of the photos were of patients before their procedures and others were after their facial procedures. The medical students rated those without surgery an average a 1.7 years younger than their actual age.
Those photos with patients who had undergone facial rejuvenation procedures had a decreased estimated age by an average of 8.9 years from their actual age. Since the reviewers gave all of the patients an average age of 1.7 years less than their real age, the facial rejuvenation patients had an average decrease on 7.2 years compared to their non-operated counterparts. In patients who just had a facelift alone, the improvement was 5.7 years on average. Those who had both a facelift and eyelid tuck improved by an average of 7.5 years and those who also had a Browlift had an average improvement of 8.4 years.
An average facelift and eyelid tuck will take around 7.2 years off of your appearance and from the twin studies. We also know those same benefits are very long-lasting. There is no doubt that having other non surgical rejuvenation procedures before or after a facelift surgery will only add to the number of years for you to look younger.