The Shelf Life of Plastic Surgery
Why your first procedure might not be your last: The plastic surgeries that might require a "tune-up"
Of course, some may find that they're happy with how their initial surgery has set their face up to age.
Good genes and firm, healthy skin will help you get the most out of your procedure, but the biggest factor is the procedure itself.
"I can find you a place that does a facelift for $4,000 and a place that does it for $60,000. They're both called a facelift, but it's not the same facelift," says Geldner.
Thread lifts will last mere months; mini-face lifts, roughly two to five years; and full facelifts that involve the serious rearrangement of facial tissue will last about a decade.
Tune-ups cost about the same amount as the first procedure, though Geldner says if it's a repeat patient, he generally won't charge as much.
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