After committing the time and money to facelift surgery — and seeing your incredible transformation — it’s understandable that you want to enjoy your results for as long as possible. The best thing you can do to ensure the longevity of your facelift results is to work with an experienced surgeon with demonstrated talent, such as Dr. George Sanders. Dr. Sanders has a few other suggestions of things you can do to enjoy your facelift results as long as possible. Here are some of his best tips:
Stay Out of the Sun
Few things contribute to the breakdown of the skin as much as the sun. Avoid sun exposure as much as possible (stay in the shade when you can). When you go outside, be sure to apply sunscreen to your face and wear wraparound sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat.
Tobacco products are also terrible for the health of your skin. Studies have shown that smoking accelerates the aging process (it can also impair your recovery from surgery). If you smoked before surgery, you were asked to quit a few weeks prior to your procedure. The smartest thing to do is to avoid picking the habit back up after surgery.
Maintain a Stable Weight
Weight fluctuations result in a stretching of the skin and a loss of elasticity. Try to avoid this if at all possible.
Hydrate and Eat Well
Water is key to keeping your facial skin looking supple and radiant. Hydrate properly with water to improve your skin’s elasticity and flush away toxins. Follow a healthy diet of foods chock-full of skin-healthy vitamins and antioxidants.
Adopt a Proper Skin Routine
Medical-grade skin care products can help your skin maintain its rejuvenated glow. Ask Dr. Sanders about skin care lines and products he likes. To start, all you will need is a great cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen and eye cream; as you refine your routine, you can add serums and other topical products.
Inquire about Botox and Fillers
For some people, injectable therapy with Botox and/or fillers is a great way to prolong the results of facelift surgery. Botox minimizes wrinkles around the eyes, and fillers can plump up deeper facial creases and lines or add youthful-looking volume to the face.
To speak to Dr. Sanders about injectables, or to learn more about maintaining your facelift results long-term, please call our office at (818) 981-3333 today.