While you have countless options today to help yourself look your most youthful, nothing delivers the results of a facelift. With this surgical procedure, you can literally defy gravity, giving yourself the taut, lifted skin of your earlier years.
If you opt for a facelift, you want to make sure your results last as long as possible. Choosing the right plastic surgeon goes a long way here.
Dr. Norman J. Pastorek has performed more than 2,500 facial rejuvenation procedures, including face and neck lifts. From our offices on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Madison, Connecticut, he helps people get the best results from their facelifts — and maintain those results for as long as possible.
The longevity of a facelift
Generally, you can expect the results from your facelift to last about a decade. Over the course of roughly 10 years, the aging that naturally occurs undoes the lifting and tightening effects of the facelift.
That said, you get to enjoy a dramatically more youthful appearance within about a month after your facelift — and you get years and years of tighter, more lifted skin. There’s no better way to press pause on aging.
And you want that pause to last as long as possible. With that goal in mind, Dr. Pastorek and our team have gathered up some tips to make your facelift last even longer.
Tips for preserving your facelift results
Generally, keeping yourself healthy is the best way to maintain your facelift results. Since your skin is your body’s largest organ, it’s healthier when you’re healthier. And healthier skin looks younger.
To help preserve your youthful appearance, you should:
The sun ages your skin. To avoid those harmful UV rays, make sure that you wear sunscreen every day. Adding sun protection to your morning skin care routine can go a long way in helping you avoid sun damage through the years.
Smoking speeds the effects of aging on your skin, causing sagging — the very thing your facelift reversed. If you want to keep your results for as long as possible, steer clear of cigarettes.
Maintain your weight
Yo-yo dieting adds a challenge for your skin. When you gain weight, your skin works to accommodate it. When you lose the weight, your skin doesn’t snap immediately back. An unsteady weight can contribute to skin laxity, getting in the way of your facelift results over the years.
Take care of your skin
A facelift isn’t a pass to skip all other skin treatments. With a high-quality skin care routine and routine skin-rejuvenation treatments, you support your skin’s wellness through the years — including its ability to maintain your facelift results.
With the right care, a facelift can make a dramatic difference for your appearance for a decade or more. To find out if this procedure is right for you, call one of our offices or schedule your appointment online today.