A facelift can restore a smoother, more youthful facial appearance by removing excess fat and loose skin, and tightening the underlying muscles. While your facelift can’t stop the aging process, there are steps you can take to maintain and extend the beautiful results of this popular cosmetic surgery procedure.
If you live in the greater Andover, Massachusetts, or Nashua, New Hampshire, areas, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George P. Chatson can help you understand your individual treatment options. To schedule your personal consultation, please call our Andover plastic surgery practice at 978-528-1174 or our Nashua office at 603-294-4189.
Facelift Recovery Recommendations
Your facelift can provide you dramatic, long-lasting results. The first step in maintaining those results is to follow the postoperative recovery guidelines provided by Dr. Chatson.
These recommendations include information about postoperative care to help ensure you heal properly. Every patient and facelift procedure is unique, and Dr. Chatson will discuss your specific expectations with you in detail. He will also talk to you about long-term care to help extend your results.
After you heal and are cleared to apply makeup and other skin products, it’s advisable to adhere to a healthy skin-care regimen. This includes:
- Daily face washing
- Daily removal of all makeup
- Regular use of face lotion
- Sunscreen use as appropriate (many facial lotions also contain sun protection)
A good skin care routine in addition to a healthy diet and positive lifestyle choices can help you sustain your facelift results.
Diet also plays a significant role in maintaining your facelift results. Adequate hydration is especially important for preserving skin tone and elasticity; it is generally recommended that adults drink about 8 to 10, 8-ounce servings of water per day.
A balanced diet that features fresh fruits and vegetables, particularly those that are high in antioxidants and alpha lipoic acid (both of which aid in the prevention of skin damage), can also help you maintain facial skin health. A healthy diet can also help you stay within your ideal weight range, which is beneficial to maintaining your rejuvenated appearance; weight fluctuations can contribute to fatty deposits and loose, sagging skin.
In addition to your diet, other lifestyle choices that can help you sustain your facelift include:
- Avoiding lengthy, direct exposure to the sun
- Avoiding tanning beds
- Getting sufficient, regular sleep
- Not smoking
For additional information, please see our Facelift Surgery Questions page.
To learn more about your facelift options, please contact George P. Chatson, M.D., to schedule a personal consultation. Dr. Chatson is a board-certified plastic surgeon who welcomes patients from the greater Andover and Lowell, Massachusetts, and Salem and Manchester, New Hampshire, areas. Call 978-528-1174 for service in Massachusetts or 603-294-4189 to contact our office in New Hampshire.