Modifying your appearance through plastic surgery is an investment. Your look changes your confidence, and that feeling is something you want to maintain. After having a facelift, a reasonable healing period is about two weeks, but the care for your changes and skin should begin immediately. Proper self-care will help you successfully preserve your results for years to come. After completing your facelift procedure with Mangat Plastic Surgery, follow these steps to maintain your new look.
While you won’t be able to be physically active immediately after surgery, holding a healthy weight will help maintain your best results. With a facelift procedure, areas of your skin are tightened to reduce the sagging appearance. Work to keep your weight in a stable range as an increase in weight may lead to your skin stretching again, nullifying any changes made during the facelift. Not only will creating an active lifestyle and eating well help your health overall, but these best practices will also support your facelift results.
While your facelift scars will be purposefully hidden beneath your hairline, you will want to ask your facelift surgeon about scar care creams and ointments to minimize any marks left by the procedure. After complete healing from your facelift, high-grade skincare items will help sustain your surgery results, particularly around the eyes and forehead area.
Always communicate with your Colorado facelift surgeon about any post-procedure care creams or ointments. Your doctor will be able to help you decipher the quality products from those that just make extravagant claims.
Making healthy choices for your body – inside and out – promotes a longer, more enjoyable life. After having plastic surgery, those health-related choices are even more important. Prior to a facelift surgery, you should stop smoking or using tobacco for at least three weeks. Following the procedure, you should continue to avoid using tobacco products for three to four weeks.
Nicotine can have a greatly negative impact on your body’s ability to heal. Continued use of products that contain nicotine can prolong your recovery from surgery and possibly cause complications that result in more visible scarring, pain and bleeding.
Excessive alcohol is another substance to avoid. Alcohol can cause dehydration, leaving your skin dry and causing a dull color.
The best course of action is to be honest with your facelift doctor. Let the surgeon know about your lifestyle, current medications – even daily vitamins, and how much you smoke and drink, so the surgeon can create a customized plan for you to get the best results post-procedure and for years to come.