A facelift is a surgical rejuvenation procedure that can turn back the clock on many common signs of facial aging, but it cannot stop the aging process. After your facelift, your face will continue to experience aging as a natural result of gravity, changes in your body, and exposure to environmental factors such as sun and toxins.
Many people see ten years or more of great results from a facelift. However, it depends on the features you have treated. The most successful facelifts target jowls and poorly defined jaw lines. A facelift can dramatically improve the appearance of these symptoms, and the results are long-lasting.
Here are a few tips for extending the lifetime of your facelift results:
- Keep up a good skin care regime
- Eat a balanced diet with lots of nutrients your skin and ligaments need to stay strong
- Keep hydrated
- Stay out of the sun
- Get a good amount of sleep
- Stay near your ideal weight. Too much weight gain will weigh down on your face, while too much weight loss will cause you to have excess, saggy skin
- Quit smoking
If you follow these guidelines, your skin will be healthier and better able to do its part in maintaining your facelift results.
If you have more questions about the facelift procedure and its results, please contact Gayoso Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida, to talk to Dr. Antonio J. Gayoso.