Whether you’re thinking about getting a facelift or have recently had the procedure done, of course you want to do everything in your power to ensure that the beautiful results of your cosmetic surgery will last for a long time to come. Unfortunately, many patients do not make the necessary effort to prolong the results of their plastic surgery and end up disappointed years down the road to find that those pesky signs of aging have returned.
Take Care of Your Skin
The key to keeping the results of your facelift for a long as possible is to simply take care of your skin. This means wearing sunscreen every day (even if you don’t think it’s sunny out!), moisturizing frequently, and using an anti-aging gel in those common problem areas (around the eyes, for example). Yes, it’ll take a bit of an effort on your part, but that effort will be worth it when you are able to maintain your results for as long as possible.
See a Professional
In addition to doing your own part in taking care of your skin, consider seeing a skin care professional, such as an aesthetician or a dermatologist. By seeing a skin care expert on a regular basis, you can make sure that your skin is well taken care of and even receive skin care that you simply cannot get with store-bought products. For example, a dermatologist may be able to perform an exfoliating procedure that will keep your skin looking youthful and feeling healthy.
Consider Non-Surgical Options
Finally, while you should not need another surgical procedure for many years to come, you may want to consider some non-invasive surgical options to keep up with your facelift results from time to time. Some specific procedures to consider, include Ultherapy (which can be done once per year) or the occasional Botox injection.
With any cosmetic surgery, post-procedure maintenance is key to lasting results. If you are thinking about having a facelift or any other plastic facial surgery done, be sure to consult with a reputable Newport Beach and Orange County surgeon, such as Dr. Kevin Sadati.