Post Facelift Maintenance: 5 Tips

There are two vital parts to enjoying a long-lasting facelift. One is entrusting your procedure to a skilled and experienced surgeon, and the second one is you. While you will walk out of Vida Wellness and Beauty with the first factor covered, you must be prepared to put in the work after the procedure. What you do post-facelift surgery is extremely crucial to your long-term results. Your personal care and lifestyle choices post-facelift will be the reason you see long-lasting results or the reason you do not. 

Tips For Maintaining Your Facelift Results 

After the swelling and bruising fades away and life gets “back to normal,” adjusting your lifestyle to promote health and wellness will prolong your facelift results. While you should always follow your plastic surgeon’s advice and direction during recovery, you can also follow these tips to prolong your surgery results.

Get Enough Rest

Begin resting immediately after your surgery. Get the right amount of sleep, and don’t overtax your body. Sleep will aid in the healing process and give your body the much-needed recovery time it needs to build up your healthy skin again. So, if you want continued healthy and smooth skin, make sure sleep is a priority.

Reduce Sun Exposure 

Prolonged sun exposure is a leading cause of premature skin aging. Those who are post-facelift should put in the effort to avoid or protect themselves while in the sun. If you are going to be outside, always wear sunscreen and don a hat to mitigate any damage done by sun-related exposure.

Cut Out Tobacco – For Good

The toxins in cigarette smoke cause premature aging – damage collagen, elastin and will create wrinkles. Smoking also makes your lungs less efficient when delivering oxygen to the blood. This oxygen restriction makes it much harder for your skin to absorb water and the nutrients it needs to remain healthy and glowing. If you continue smoking after your facelift, you are sabotaging your results. Quit tobacco for good, and don’t let it interfere with your healing.

Watch Your Diet

When you eat healthfully, those nutrients go directly to your body, supporting your overall wellness. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, like those found in fish, can reduce inflammation, and Vitamin C can help support collagen production. When you eat healthily – your body reflects your choices. Avoid processed or fried foods, which can cause chaos within your system and upset the PH balance of your skin. 

Non-Invasive Treatments

While a facelift does help conceal your signs of aging, it can not stop the aging process completely. If you want additional help to keep your skin looking as glowing and as youthful as possible, there are non-invasive treatments you can try. These treatments, such as injection treatments, chemical peels, or laser treatment, can prolong the look and feel of your youthful skin. 

Partner with Vida Wellness & Beauty Today

If you are thinking about a facelift procedure or you have had one in the past, following these tips will help you maintain your smooth, tight, and youthful facial skin for years to come. Aside from that, eating healthy, staying hydrated, exercising, and including other bodies, positive habits can attribute to healing the body and minimizing your time in recovery. 

If you want to learn more about our facelift procedures or discuss additional maintenance options, contact Vida Wellness & Beauty today for a consultation.  

Dr. Alejandro Quiroz

Dr. Quiroz is our board-certified Chief Plastic Surgeon at VIDA Clinic in Tijuana. He specializes in Facial Rejuvenation, Neck lift, Buttock Augmentation, Breast Augmentation, Body Contouring and more. He is member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Plastic Surgeons, International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, San Diego Plastic Surgery Society, the Mexican Society of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and the Mexican Council of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, to mention a few.