The fact of the matter is your facelift will not last forever, no matter how experienced and qualified your facial plastic surgeon is who performs it.
Dr. Kevin Sadati has long been known for providing Orange County patients with expert, natural facelift results, however, he has yet to invent a permanent facelift solution. All people will start to see the signs of aging return at some point, and most people who come to Dr. Sadati’s Newport Beach practice will find their aging symptoms return within 8-10 years. However, there are ways that you can prolong the lifespan of your facelift results. The following tips will help you do just that.
Sun ProtectionSun damage is one of the most common culprits when it comes to wrinkles. If you have had a facelift done, you need to recognize that your newly-stretched skin is more vulnerable to the sun’s rays. Always wear sunscreen when going out, and take extra care to stay shaded for as much as possible. You will want to be sure to use 30 SPF sunscreen at all times. The less you experience sunburns, the longer your facelift results will last.
Quit SmokingAside from the fact that smoking is bad for your health overall, it is particularly bad for your face. The chemicals and products in a cigarette can react with your facial appearance, causing you to have early aging symptoms. To protect your new look, give up smoking and replace the habit with a new, healthy one such as an exercise routine. Also, smoking can slow down the healing process, so it’s especially important to avoid immediately following the surgery.
Healthy Diet and Good ExerciseThis is a good idea to do at all times, no matter what situation you are in, however, note that moderation is key to preserving your facelift results. If you gain a lot of weight quickly, or lose a lot of weight quickly, it will take its toll on your face and possibly distort your results.
Non-Surgical TouchupsWhen you first start to see fine lines and wrinkles form again, talk with Dr. Sadati about the non-surgical facelift procedure. It could be just what you need to keep up your new look for a few more months.
These tips will help you look young and beautiful for many years to come, allowing you to enjoy your facelift results to the fullest extent. However, the time will come when lines and wrinkles will start to appear on your face again. It is important to recognize that the facelift can eliminate the signs of aging, but it can not prevent them from occurring in the future. If you take good care of your body and your new face, though, you will find that you can push the signs of aging off a few more years. In the end, you can opt to live with the recurring aging signs, or you can have a revision facelift procedure performed to bring back that youthful vitality again.