Researchers at the University of Toronto writing in the Archives of Facial Plastic surgery evaluated 54 women and 6 men following face and neck lift enhancements. The patients were an average of 60 years old and appeared younger by 6-8 years when they had a combination of facelift, necklift, blepharoplasty and/or forehead lift.
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Toronto — More extensive facial surgery predicts a younger estimated age for patients who have undergone one, two or three procedures, according to an online study in Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery.
Researchers at the University of Toronto evaluated 60 patients — 54 women and six men —with a mean age of 60 who had undergone various facial procedures and who produced “before” and “after” photos. Forty first-year medical students estimated patients’ age before surgery as well as the perceived change in age after surgery, MedPage Today reports. Raters were divided into four groups of 10, and each rater viewed all 60 sets of photos,which were randomly distributed among the groups.
Investigators developed a statistical model to account for the variability in raters’ability to guess patient ages. The model also was tested to evaluate the effects of chronological age, rater group, and photograph viewing order.Twenty-two patients had undergone a facelift and necklift; 17 had undergone facelift and necklift plus upper and lower blepharoplasty; and 22 had undergone facelift and necklift, blepharoplasty and forehead lift.
The mean perceived age of all 60 patients was 1.73 years younger than their composite chronological age. The difference increased to 8.9 years after surgery, yielding a mean change in perceived age of 7.18 years for the entire group, MedPage Today reports. Respective changes for the three groups were:
•Facelift and necklift — mean estimated preoperative age, 1.88 years younger than chronological age; mean postoperative, 7.62 years younger; net change, 5.74 years.
• Necklift and facelift, blepharoplasty — mean estimated preoperative age, 3.91 years younger; mean postoperative, 11.42 years younger;net change, 7.51 years.
• Necklift and facelift, blepharoplasty, forehead lift — mean estimated preoperative age, 0.2 years older than chronological age; mean postoperative, 8.21 years younger; net change, 8.41 years.
The authors wrote, “Our findings offer some objective sense as to our success with surgical intervention as facial plastic surgeons and provide us with more evidence to give patients when formulating their preoperative expectations.”
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