How Can I Make My Facelift Results Last Longer?
Among the most common questions from patients considering facelift surgery is how long their results will last. While the answer can vary somewhat from person to person, most patients can expect to enjoy their newly enhanced look for years or even decades — keeping in mind that some changes will occur over time due to the natural aging process, which cannot be stopped. Here, board-certified Pittsburgh, PA, plastic surgeon Dr. James Fernau and the knowledgeable team at Accent on Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Coraopolis, PA, provide helpful information and tips on how to keep the results of your facelift looking fresh for as long as possible.
How can a facelift make me look younger?
First, it’s helpful to know a little bit about the facelift procedure itself, including what results may be possible for you. Because each facelift surgery can be fully customized, Dr. Fernau can tailor a treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns and individual goals. Some of the most common signs of facial aging that can be improved or even reversed with one of the many types of facelifts and facial rejuvenation surgeries performed by Dr. Fernau include:
- Facial lines and wrinkles
- Deep facial folds
- Sagging facial skin
- Drooping jowls
- Heavy brow
- Hollow cheeks
- Lost facial volume
Following traditional facelift surgery, many patients look up to ten years younger. During your initial consultation, Dr. Fernau will closely assess your concerns, evaluate your skin laxity, answer any questions you may have, and recommend a custom-tailored facial rejuvenation plan for you.
How long will my facelift results last?
Again, it is important to keep in mind that the aging process will not stop after facelift surgery. Still, the progression of facial aging often slows after facelift surgery, and many patients enjoy a more youthful look for years or even a decade following their procedure. There are several things you can do to discourage the visible progression of facial aging and further maintain your results over time, including:
- Avoid direct sun exposure
- Wear sunscreen and protective clothing/hats
- Keep the skin moisturized
- Maintain a proper skin care regimen
- Stay hydrated
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet
- Do not smoke
- Consider routine maintenance treatments, like cosmetic injectables and skin procedures
Which cosmetic treatments should I continue after a facelift?
While facelift surgery can certainly give you a head start in virtually turning back the clock, continuing with routine nonsurgical treatments and procedures can help to keep your results looking fresh and youthful over the long term. Based on your skin type, specific concerns, goals, and other factors, Dr. Fernau and our team may recommend one or more of the following nonsurgical skin rejuvenation and facial enhancement treatments to complement your facelift results:
- RF microneedling
- Laser skin resurfacing
- PRP therapy
- Injectable dermal fillers
- Injectable wrinkle relaxers
With appropriate aftercare, healthy habits, and complementary aesthetic treatments, you can set yourself up to enjoy your facelift results for longer.
Transform your look and love yourself once again with facelift surgery in Pittsburgh, PA
If the aging process has taken a toll on your face and left you feeling like someone you don’t recognize, you may benefit from facelift surgery. Start your journey toward looking and feeling like yourself again by calling Accent on Body Aesthetic Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa to schedule your Coraopolis, PA, facelift consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. James Fernau today.