More than five years after facelift surgery, three-fourths of patients still look younger than they did before surgery, according to a long-term follow-up study in the December issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Patients biggest question they ask when seeing Dr. Michael Nagy is, when is the best time for facial procedures. Earlier is better than later. First, it is less noticeable and results are always best when it is done in your late 40′s early 50′s. You will continue to age of course, but Facelifts can last an average of 7-10 years.