Did you just undergo an eyelid lift, brow lift or a complete face lift? Once you heal and can enjoy the results of your more youthful face, you also need to consider maintenance. Plastic surgery is not designed to last forever; most results last about ten years before they need enhancement. To make the most of your new look, here are some maintenance tips.
Avoid the Sun
While it is not necessarily true that you cannot go out in the sun after plastic surgery, you do want to avoid anything that will prematurely age your skin. Sun exposure is one of the leading causes of aged skin, and puts you at higher risk for skin cancer. Use sunscreen whenever you will be outdoors and shade your face to help reduce aging.
Choose Healthy Lifestyle Habits
If you smoked tobacco or used nicotine before your surgery, your plastic surgeon warned you about not using these products during your healing process. Now is a good time to assess your lifestyle habits and choose healthier options. Eliminate tobacco and nicotine from your lifestyle; stay on a healthy diet with plenty of water each day. You invested a lot of money, time and effort into your new look; protect it with healthy habits.
Regardless of what type of lift you had done, there are always other areas that may eventually need work to maintain your youthful look. Many non-invasive options like dermal fillers, Botox and laser therapy can help fight aging to maintain your new look longer without additional surgery. Talk to your plastic surgeon about cosmetic options to enhance your new look.
Posted on behalf of:
Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Road Northeast #910
Atlanta, GA 30342