The face is one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging. As such, reducing signs of aging on the face, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and textured skin is highly desirable.
This is why the facelift is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the U.S. With over 120,000 facelifts performed each year, the procedure regularly helps patients shave years off their appearance.
But how can you get the most out of your facelift? Here, Dr. Tim Sayed gives you 5 of the best ways you can maximize your results from your facelift.
1. Be Fully Informed About the Procedure, and Be Transparent with Your Provider
Patients who get the most satisfying results from a facelift manage their expectations by understanding what the procedure involves, setting realistic goals for the results, and selecting a surgeon who is well experienced in facelifts.
The best way to do this is during your consultation with plastic surgeons, by asking them these questions:
- How long have you been practicing plastic surgery?
- How often have you performed facelifts?
- Can you show me some before and after results of your past patients?
- Where and how will you do my facelift treatment?
- What are the risks and complications associated with a facelift?
Dr. Sayed answers many of these questions in his facelift procedure page here. However, getting the answer directly from your surgeon in person will help you select the right surgeon for yourself.
2. Prepare for Your Surgery Well in Advance
Prior preparation prevents poor performance.
Nothing could be truer than when considering surgery of any kind. Alcohol, smoking, and unnecessary supplements all suppress your body’s natural healing mechanisms. By cutting these out 2-4 weeks leading up to your facelift, you’ll speed up the recovery process and get the results you want sooner.
Also, prepare your home for recovery. Pre-make some meals, prepare some reading material, make a list of those series you’ve wanted to watch. The more prepared you are for your recovery, the more enjoyable it will be.
3. Attend Your Follow-Up Appointments, and Listen to Your Surgeon!
This might sound basic, but it can be amazing how many patients fail to heed the advice and guidance of their primary surgeon during recovery and healing from their facelift. Doing so can reduce the procedure’s effectiveness, but listening to the advice and care tips provided will optimize results, minimize scarring, and prolong the youthful appearance created by a facelift.
4. Promise Yourself to Take Care in the Long-Term
All else aside, the best way patients can optimize and maximize their facelift results is by committing to a long-term, dedicated skin care routine. This means:
- Refraining from smoking
- Using sunblock regularly
- Using moisturizer and exfoliating 1-2 times per week
- Consider non-invasive skin treatments such as Hydrafacial or CryoPen treatment to maintain and even enhance results
Taking a comprehensive approach to your health and appearance is really the best and most natural way to prolong the results of any cosmetic treatment.
Facelift in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA
Reducing facial lines and wrinkles brings a youthful vibrance to patients after a facelift.
Getting the most out of your facelift means selecting the right surgeon, listening to their guidance, and committing to a long-term skin care routine. Reach out to Dr. Tim Sayed in Newport Beach or La Jolla, CA at (858) 247-2933 or via this online form to arrange a quick virtual consultation to discover how we can help you look and feel your best.