With modern plastic surgery techniques, a Wichita patient who receives a facelift today can realistically expect the results of the procedure to last about 10 years or more*. However, plastic surgeons like Dr. Voge of Plastic Surgical Specialists knows that there are some tips and tricks to increase the longevity of your results. Here is a list of 4 keys to increasing the longevity of your surgical results:
- Wear Sunscreen on Your Face Every Day
If you see a dermatologist regularly, you already know that you should be wearing sunscreen on your entire exposed body – including your face – every day. But, let’s be honest–how many of us actually follow this rule?
Not only does wearing sunscreen daily protect you from developing skin cancer, but it also helps prevent sun damage to your skin – you know, one of the known causes that advance the signs of aging. If you’ve recently have had or are considering getting a facelift, you simply can’t afford to not wear sunscreen on your face every single day, as soon as Dr. Voge clears you to do so in a post-op appointment.
- Don’t Smoke at All
We all know that smoking is bad for our health and can lead to lung cancer, but did you know that smoking cigarettes also speeds up the aging process on your face? It also can cause some telltale marionette lines on your face prematurely, from all that huffing and puffing.
Dr. Voge requires all her facelift patients who use any nicotine product – whether that be cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, or e-cigarettes – to quit before surgery. If you’ve kicked the habit to have plastic surgery, don’t turn back once you’ve recovered. Doing so may speed up future signs of aging, negating your results.
- Eat a Healthy Diet
One of the easiest ways to maintain healthy, youthful-looking skin is to eat a balanced diet. Whether you want to go keto or just eat based on the recommended food pyramid, Wichita facelift patients are encouraged always to eat healthily, and to take vitamins and supplements, too.
- Use Prescription-Grade Facial Products
Completing your post-op appointment isn’t the last step in your facelift journey. We offer a variety of Skinceuticals products at your convenience. This product’s philosophy centers on providing advanced skin-care that is backed by science, without a prescription. By using these prescription-grade products you can keep your skin healthy for years to come.
Schedule a Surgery Consultation with Wichita Plastic Surgeon Dr. Voge Today
Whether you simply want more information on plastic surgery or are ready to sign up for surgery, a consultation with Dr. Voge can help you plan your course of action. During an initial appointment with her, she will listen to your concerns and desired results, screen you for surgery, explain the procedure in full detail, answer any questions you may have, and share her anticipated results with you, so you will head into the operating room fully informed and educated.
To meet with Dr. Voge, call her practice, Plastic Surgical Specialists, today at (316) 263-0234.
*Individual results may vary.