A study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery has revealed that patients who have undergone a facelift consider themselves to look an average of 12 years younger after the procedure. The general concensus used to be 10 years, hence the name of the popular TV series.
The report analysed surgical outcomes in 122 patients who had undergone a facelift, comprising 82 women and 11 men with an average age of 57 years, and patients were interviewed around seven months after the procedure. The "average subjective reduction in apparent age" was 11.9 years and 97% of patients felt the results met their expectations, with 40% saying the results were better than expected.
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