A facelift, or a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to provide you with a more youthful looking face. This is achieved by pulling back and removing any excess or sagging skin in an effort to eliminate lines, folds, and flaps, creating a contoured look to your face. A facelift can often include a neck lift, or a platysmaplasty, as well, which aims to reduce any unwanted sagging skin and fat deposits on your neck.
What a facelift addresses
While a facelift won’t address the quality of your skin, like fine skin imperfections and dark spots, it does aim to provide you with a younger looking, less sagging face. The results of a facelift typically last up to 10 years, on average. Here at the office of Raymund J. Llaurado, MD, we know that you want the best results from your facelift, and we’re here to provide you with just that.
What you can do to ensure lasting results
Facelifts are quite complex procedures. There are a couple of steps you can take after your procedure, and some things to be mindful of, in order to ensure that you get the best, most natural-looking results.
Give yourself enough time to recover
You’ll want to suspend your daily activities for two to three weeks, and any strenuous exercise for about four weeks. Everyone’s body is different, so consult with Dr. Llaurado about your individual recovery time.
Keep your face protected from the sun
This is particularly important during your recovery time. In the weeks following your procedure, you’ll need to make sure your face is covered. If you go out in direct sunlight, wear sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat, for example. But you’ll want to stay out of direct sunlight as much as you can while you heal.
Maintain a stable weight
Weight fluctuations can lead to stretched out skin, including the skin on your face. So be sure to maintain a stable weight with a healthy diet and regular exercise after you’ve finished your initial healing period. If you have trouble with maintaining a steady weight, talk to Dr. Llaurado to consider your options.
Maintain or start a healthy skincare routine
Dr. Llaurado can help you establish a skincare regimen with products that will address your specific needs. It’s important to stick to this skincare regimen consistently to maintain your best results.
Picking the best surgeon
According to The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, when it comes down to it, the best way to ensure effective, lasting results is to pick a top surgeon to perform your facelift. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in Dr. Llaurado as a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He’s also dual-certified in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
Get a youthful looking face today
With a dedication to providing spectacular results, Dr. Llaurado only uses the most innovative technology and tools. This, in combination with his experience and education, makes him the ideal choice for providing you with an excellent facelift that looks natural and ages with you. If you’re ready for the confidence and youth that cosmetic surgery can provide, call us or schedule an appointment through our website today.