Is there anything I can do to look after the results of my facelift?
A facelift is a popular surgical procedure which helps make the face and neck look and feel more youthful. The technique has been carried out by surgeons for decades and the facelift still one of the most desirable cosmetic procedures. During the procedure, the skin is stretched upwards and excess skin is removed. This removed the appearance of wrinkles, lines and sagging skin, it also leaves the skin more taught, which gives a more youthful appearance to the face.
Once you have made the decision to have this work done, people are keen to know how they prolong the look achieved and keep the good results for as long as possible.
The first thing you can do is make sure you have had the work done by a medical professional who is an expert in their field. The greater the skill of the surgeon, the better the work will be once it is healed. If you’re starting from the best place possible then it will be easier to maintain this good work. Thoroughly researching your practitioner is strongly advised. Read lots of reviews, ask other patients about their experiences and look at plenty of before/after photos of your surgeon’s past work.
Facelift advice: keep your skin well hydrated
Once you have had your facelift and you have allowed a couple of weeks for the swelling to go down and for the skin to heal, you should begin a facial routine to help keep the skin supple and moisturised. Regularly using a moisturising cream that contains vitamin E is recommended in order to keep the skin as hydrated as possible.
Facelift advice: try to avoid overexposure to the sun
If you’re a bit of a sunseeker then it is sensible to limit this where possible and to apply generous sun protection. Using SPF of 15 or above whenever you’re out in the sunshine will keep your skin protected from the sun’s UV rays. The sun’s rays age the skin so applying this layer of protection will keep the problem at bay and help ensure the longevity of your work.
Facelift advice: live a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle
What we put into our bodies can have a big effect in terms of how we look and feel, so ensuring you are eating a healthy, nutritious diet will give your skin the nutrients it needs to be as healthy as possible. Food such as mackerel and salmon (or other oily fish which contain omega 3), avocado, walnuts, broccoli and tomatoes all contain vitamins and minerals that help keep the skin healthy and help it generate collagen, which is what creates its natural elasticity. Combining this with enough exercise will give your body the fuel it needs to maintain the look of your facelift and to ensure your mind and body is as healthy as possible.
For more facelift advice, call 01926 436341 to arrange a consultation at Mr Alan Park’s Warwickshire cosmetic surgery clinic.