A facelift in Orlando is an excellent way to turn back the clock and restore your face to the way it looked 10 or so years ago. Unfortunately, nothing can stop the aging process altogether. So while you will still develop some signs of aging over the years after a facelift, there are a few things you can do to make your youthful look last as long as possible.
In this blog post, I will discuss the typical lifespan of facelift results and share tips for maintaining your youthful, rejuvenated look.
How Long Do Facelift Results Last?
Most people find their results last about 10 years or longer. Everyone ages at a different rate, so this timeline is slightly different for each person. After your surgery, you will continue to experience some signs of aging, from drooping skin, to fine lines, to flattening cheeks. However, these will be less severe now that you are starting with a baseline that looks 10 to 15 years younger than it did before.
How to Make Your Results Last Longer
How can you slow the aging process and get the most out of your facelift results? Follow these tips.
You will need to stop smoking a minimum of 1 month before your surgery to keep your risks low anyway, but staying away from smoking for good will keep your skin and facial tissues more elastic and healthy.
Wear Plenty of SPF
Especially in Florida, staying on top of your sunblock regimen is the key to preventing sun damage, which is one of the most notorious causes of accelerated aging. Make sure to wear a minimum SPF of 35 and reapply throughout the day as needed so that your skin stays protected.
Try Nonsurgical Touch-Up Treatments
Maintain your facelift results with minimally invasive procedures, including:
- BOTOX® Cosmetic: Keep fine lines and wrinkles relaxed with this quick injectable treatment.
- Dermal fillers: Fill in areas of hollowing or thinning, such as the cheeks, temples, and lips, with injectable fillers.
- Ultherapy®: Tighten skin and stimulate new collagen production with this ultrasound energy treatment, which is especially popular on the jawline and neck. Learn more about how Ultherapy works in this previous blog post.
Other options, such as laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels, may also enhance your results.
Choose a Facelift Specialist
Your results will last longer if your surgeon uses the latest industry techniques designed to preserve lifting at a deeper level compared to skin-only lifting. Work with a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who has extensive experience performing these advanced facelift techniques.
Eat a Healthy Diet and Stay Hydrated
Nourish your skin from the inside out by eating lots of vegetables, healthy fats, and lean protein, and drinking plenty of water. Give your body all the nutrients it needs to maintain elastic skin and a glowing complexion. Staying active is another great way to encourage healthy blood flow, which will help you look young and vibrant.
To see examples of the results you can expect after a facelift, please visit my before-and-after photo gallery.
If you would like to learn more about your top rejuvenation options from facial plastic surgeons here in Orlando, please contact me online or call (407) 333-3040 to get in touch.
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