Surgical Technique and Facelift Longevity
The surgical technique used during your facial plastic surgery can have a significant impact on the longevity of your results. A skilled and experienced surgeon will use advanced surgical techniques that help to minimize tissue trauma, preserve facial nerves, and avoid overstretching your face while getting rid of excess skin. This can help ensure that your results look more natural and last longer.
For instance, when it comes to facelift surgery, there are different types of facelift techniques available such as traditional facelifts, mini-facelift, deep plane facelifts, or neck lifts. Your surgeon can guide you through the best type of facelift for your needs and even recommend other surgical procedures such as brow lifts or even eyelid lifts.
It is important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in performing facial plastic surgery procedures. Such a surgeon can help you achieve the best possible outcome while minimizing the risk of complications.
The Temporary Nature of Facelift Results
It’s important to note that while the results of a facelift can be long-lasting, they are not necessarily permanent. This is because the aging process continues even after surgery. Factors like sun damage, environmental toxins, genetics, and lifestyle habits can all contribute to the aging of your skin and affect the longevity of your surgical results, thus creating more excess skin.
Fortunately, there are steps you can take to help preserve and maintain your facelift results for as long as possible. Now we will outline eight tips that can help you keep your results looking youthful and vibrant. By following these tips, you can help ensure that your facial plastic surgery investment continues to pay off for years to come.
*All patients are unique and individual results may vary.
1 – Avoid Excessive Sun Exposure
Sun exposure can cause premature aging and damage to your skin, which can negatively impact your results. It’s important to limit your sun exposure by wearing protective clothing, a hat, and using sunscreen with a high SPF. Avoiding the sun during peak hours can also help.
2 – Healthy Diet
A healthy diet can provide your body with the essential nutrients and vitamins needed for healthy skin. Incorporate plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains into your diet. Also, avoid processed foods and sugary drinks, which can cause inflammation and damage to your skin.
3 – Smart Skincare Routine
Consistent use of high-quality skincare products can help protect and improve the appearance of your skin. Choose products that are appropriate for your skin type and address your specific skincare concerns, such as fine lines or pigmentation. Regularly exfoliating your skin can also help remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover.
Moisturize Daily; keeping your skin hydrated is essential for maintaining youthful-looking skin after a facelift procedure. Use a moisturizer that fits your specific complexion type and apply it daily for the best results.
4 – Quit Smoking
Smoking can damage your skin, reduce blood flow, and increase the risk of complications after surgery. Quitting smoking or avoiding smoking altogether can help improve the appearance of your skin and the longevity of your results as well as reduce the recovery period.
5 – Consider Cosmetic Injectables
Injectable treatments such as Botox or dermal fillers can help enhance and maintain your facial plastic surgery results. These treatments can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and add volume to your face.
6 – Get Plenty of Sleep
Sleep is essential for your body to repair and regenerate. Getting enough sleep can help improve the appearance of your skin and the longevity of your facial plastic surgery results.
7 – Maintain a Healthy Weight
Fluctuations in weight can affect the appearance of your face, and significant weight gain or loss can negatively impact the longevity of your surgical results. Maintaining a healthy weight through regular exercise and a healthy diet can help preserve your results.
8 – Listen to Your Doctor
Your plastic surgeon will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions that are crucial for ensuring the best possible outcome. Following their instructions and attending all follow-up appointments can help ensure that your results last as long as possible.
After your surgical procedure, it’s important to follow up with your plastic surgeon for regular checkups. This will ensure that you stay on track with taking care of your results and any potential problems are caught early on.
By following these eight tips, you can help maintain the results of your facial plastic surgery and keep your skin looking youthful and radiant for years to come.
What if my skin starts to show aging again?
While facial plastic surgery can provide long-lasting results, it’s important to remember that your skin will continue to age naturally over time. This means that some degree of sagging or drooping may occur again in the future. However, there are several steps you can take to help prolong the effects of your surgery and prevent additional sagging.
One option is to undergo additional procedures to address any new concerns that may arise. Dr. Salloum can work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to help address any new areas of concern and restore a more youthful appearance. Additionally, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding sun exposure, and following a skincare routine can help slow the aging process and maintain your surgical results.
If you are experiencing sagging or other concerns after your facial plastic surgery, it’s essential to seek the guidance of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Salloum. With his expertise and knowledge, Dr. Salloum can help you determine the best course of action to address your concerns and achieve your desired results. So don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Salloum today to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.