How to Get the Best Results from Your Facelift

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If you’re hoping to get the best results from your facelift in West Los Angeles, CA, you’ve come to the right place. Exceptional plastic surgery results start with an exceptional surgeon. Dr. Ryan Stanton is considered one of the top plastic surgeons in the Los Angeles area.

Your surgeon will create the foundation for your outstanding facelift results, but surgeons are only one-half of the team. Patients play an essential role in creating natural-looking and long-lasting facelift results too.

What can you, the patient, do to ensure the best possible results from your facelift?

Give Yourself Time to Recover

Recovery is one of the most challenging parts of facelift surgery. Many of our patients have a hard time disconnecting and stepping back from their regular activities for a few weeks after surgery. We know it is challenging to take time off work and to get help, but a good recovery sets the foundation for good results. Make the effort to reap the reward of a better result.

Moving too much or too soon after surgery can put strain on your incisions, potentially slowing healing and leading to more prominent scarring. Take time off work to rest and recover after your surgery. You’ll be back to the activities you love in just a few weeks.

Protect Your Skin from the Sun

Sun and skin are a recipe for disaster, especially after surgery. New incisions may permanently darken if they receive too much sun. The skin is also more sun-sensitive temporarily after surgery and may burn quicker.

After surgery, limit your time in the sun. If you will be spending time outdoors, use sunscreen and cover-up. Being sun-smart isn’t just a good idea after surgery. The sun is a leading cause of premature aging and good sun practices can help your skin look its best at any time.

Get Surgery at the Right Time

Are you ready for facelift surgery? A facelift works best when there is significant skin laxity. If you’re just starting to see early signs of aging, you may achieve better results with a non-surgical option instead. Dr. Stanton is here for you at every stage of the aging process and can recommend the most effective options for your areas of concern.

Don’t Smoke

Smoking slows healing and can be disastrous for your facelift results. If you’re planning facial surgery, stop smoking as soon as possible. Do not smoke during recovery.

Complement Your Results with Non-Surgical Treatments

Facelift surgery is one of the most powerful options for rejuvenating the face. It may be the most advanced facial rejuvenation option available, but that doesn’t mean this facial treatment should be your last. A facelift turns back the clock on the appearance, but aging still continues after surgery.

Non-surgical treatments can address aging that occurs after a facelift. Come to our medical spa for treatments that can enhance, maintain, and extend your facelift results. Our skincare experts can recommend treatments like Botox, dermal fillers, facials, and chemical peels to keep your facelift results at their best.

Contact Us to Schedule Your Facelift Consultation

If you’re ready to explore facelift surgery in Los Angeles, CA, contact Dr. Stanton to schedule your consultation.