When investing time and money into plastic surgery, it is normal to be curious about the type of results you will see and how long they will last. With regard to facelift, the decisions you make before and after surgery will affect the quality and longevity of your results.
Read on as Dr. Rudy Coscia suggests some strategies to get the best facelift outcomes.
Pick Your Facelift Surgeon Carefully
Your facelift surgeon’s skillset and experience will have the greatest influence on the quality of your results, so select your provider carefully. Do your homework on surgeons in your area and interview a few surgeons to get a sense of their expertise and to discuss how they would approach your case. Look through surgeons’ “before and after” facelift galleries, ask yourself if you like the outcomes, and read through patient reviews to get a sense of whether patients are satisfied.
Follow Your Pre-Op and Post-Op Instructions Carefully
The pre- and post-op instructions you receive from your surgeon are intended to help you enjoy a safe procedure and a smooth recovery. Complications during or after the surgery can impact your final result, so it is essential that you follow your instructions carefully.
Commit to a Healthy Lifestyle
What you do in the months and years following your facelift plays a big part in how good your results look and how long they last. Healthy skin is crucial to a great facelift result. Commit to taking care of your skin from the inside out by doing the following:
- Eat a healthy diet full of nutritious foods.
- Drink plenty of water.
- Exercise regularly.
- Manage your weight.
- Avoid smoking.
- Get plenty of sleep.
- Manage stress.
- Protect your skin from the sun with sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat.
Consider Adjunct Treatments or Professional Products
Medical-grade skin-care products and non-surgical skin rejuvenation procedures can enhance your facelift outcome. A trained, experienced aesthetician can help you curate a regimen of skin-care products tailored to your skin type and goals; he or she can also recommend treatments like chemical peels, Botox or filler injections or microneedling to accentuate your facelift results.
Schedule a Facelift Consultation With Dr. Coscia
Our Sacramento plastic surgeon would be pleased to meet with you, evaluate your facelift needs and develop a treatment plan to help you accomplish your specific goals. To request a consultation with Dr. Coscia, we invite you to call or email our plastic surgery practice today.