5 Tips to Get the Best Results From Your Facelift

If you’re interested in a facelift, you want the best possible results. Read on for effective strategies to help you attain your ideal post-facelift appearance.


Facelifts are a great way to revitalize your appearance. After your facelift, your tissues appear taut, firm, and youthful. They can also address facial lines and wrinkles!


If you want a cosmetic surgery procedure like a facelift, you want quality results. To get the most out of your procedure, follow these essential tips and tricks from board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Jason Leedy, Dr. Emily Wirtz, and the team at Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute.


We treat new and existing patients from our Cleveland, Ohio, location. Are you ready for your facelift? With these five tips, you will be!


1. Eat a healthy diet to achieve a healthy body weight


You should be at or near your goal weight before getting a facelift. And, after your procedure, it’s essential to eat a healthy diet. Your body needs nutrients during the healing process.


2. Quit smoking


Smoking is bad for your health and skin and accelerates the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, smoking can also slow your healing by restricting blood flow. For the best anti-aging results and post-facelift recovery, quit smoking now. You’ll thank yourself later.


3. Keep the treatment area clean


After your facelift, keep your incision clean and free from irritation. Clean the area gently with warm and soapy water or saline.


Don’t shower for two days after your procedure. So, make sure to wash your face and hair before you arrive for the facelift. Once you resume normal bathing routines, use mild shampoo and only condition the ends of your hair. That will help prevent irritation and promote the healing of your face.


4. After your facelift, sleep with your head elevated


You can expect some swelling and drainage after your facelift. You can reduce it by keeping your head elevated at a 30-degree angle while you sleep. That prevents fluid buildup and allows the treatment area to fully heal.


Plan on keeping your head elevated for at least three days to a week post-op for the best results.


5. Follow all instructions


Our team at Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute gives you specific instructions regarding medications, routines, and what not to do while you heal after a facelift.


You need to follow these instructions. We will also inform you regarding what to expect for your recovery timeline for your return to strenuous activity and sun exposure.


Finally, make sure to come in for all your scheduled post-operation appointments to ensure optimal healing and maintain your long term results with tailored medspa services like Hydrafacials, Halo/BBL Laser treatments, and ZO skin care as directed by the Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute Medspa.


For the best facelift results, contact our team at Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute today. Schedule your initial consultation appointment online or over the phone now.