How Many Facelifts Can You Have?

Facial rejuvenation procedures have grown in popularity in the last few years, and none more than the facelift. A facelift can enhance your appearance by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissues for a youthful softening of the facial features. As one of Columbus, OH’s best plastic surgeons, Dr. Zochowski can help you reap the benefits of a personalized facelift.


While the results of facelift surgery are known to last for many years, you may be wondering whether a secondary procedure is necessary or how many facelifts can someone have. It really depends on your individual signs of aging and cosmetic goals.


Continue reading to learn more about what facelifts are, how long they last, and whether you can have additional facelifts later on.

What is a Facelift?

Just as the name implies, a facelift helps lift sagging skin on the face and neck. Facelift surgery is an outpatient procedure and is generally performed using anesthesia or sedation through an IV. Patients may undergo different forms of a facelift, including mini, short scar, mid-face, lower face, and full-face with neck, depending on their age, skin, and aesthetic pursuits. Dr. Zochowski’s innovative treatment, techniques, and mastery of skill can address common but frustrating signs of aging, including:


  • Hanging jowls
  • Loose neck skin
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Drooping in the mid-face
  • Double chin
  • Wrinkled, texture skin

How Long Does a Facelift Last?

Everyone ages differently, so results will vary depending on each patient and their surgeon. Of course, having a skilled board-certified facial plastic surgeon is a must since they will know how to use innovative and advanced techniques to keep your skin lifted and youthful for longer. If your facelift is done correctly, the results can last between 7-10 years or more. This is especially true if you take care of your skin by applying high-quality moisturizers, serums, and have treatments like laser skin tightening or dermal fillers periodically throughout the months to preserve their facelift results.

Can I Have a Secondary Facelift?

It is possible to have a secondary facelift surgery and achieve remarkable outcomes. During your assessment, Dr. Zochowski may ask what you want to accomplish with a second procedure. Facelifts are designed to refresh and take care of any additional loose skin or hanging jowls that have developed over time. Our goal is to keep your natural appearance without looking “overdone.” Dr. Zochowski is a leading expert at Zochowski Plastic Surgery in Columbus, and he will assess and make suggestions about your surgery as needed.

Can I Have Multiple Facelifts?

Technically, there is no limit or “magic number” regarding how many facelifts can be performed. But as we mentioned, we want to make sure your results remain as natural as possible. Too many surgeries can make a face look “pulled” and unnatural, which is generally undesirable. If you have questions about how many treatments you can have to maintain your youthful results, Zochowski Plastic Surgery can guide you in the right direction.


To learn more about a facelift at Zochowski Plastic Surgery, call us at (614) 490-7500 or contact us through our website to schedule your consultation.