Toll Free: (888) 505-8895
Follow Us:

How To Maintain The Results Of Your Facelift

How To Maintain The Results Of Your Facelift

When you’ve gone through the surgery and healing process after your facelift and have the youthful, radiant look you desire, you want your results to last for as long as possible. Taking care of your skin is critically important to sustaining results and keeping fine lines and wrinkles to a minimum, and it may mean adjusting parts of your lifestyle. Remember that the skin is an organ and is therefore affected by all aspects of your health. Healthy choices for your skin and healthy choices for your body will both prolong the results of your facelift and make you feel and look your best.

Facelift Results That Last

Protect Yourself From UV Rays
UV rays caused by the sun can be damaging to the skin and can cause premature wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. To protect your face from the effects of UV rays, wear facial sunscreen of at least SPF 30 even in the winter, try to avoid direct sunlight, and wear a hat; while a baseball cap will keep the sun out of your eyes, a wide-brimmed sunhat will offer more complete coverage. Ideally, you will follow these 3 preventative measures all at once.

Eat Well
Avoiding sugary foods will help to keep your face free of blemishes and sugary foods also contribute to the breakdown of skin elasticity. Glucose, fructose, and other derivatives of these create a process called glycation, which is the covalent attachment of sugar to proteins and lipids within the skin. Instead of reaching for sugary foods, try to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and food rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Stay Hydrated
Proper hydration happens both internally and externally. Drinking lots of water helps skin to retain its elasticity while flushing toxins from the body and balancing the pH of your skin. Water is also beneficial for the outer layer of skin, as regular washing, both from the bath or shower and from washing your face, helps to clear away dirt and oils and unclog pores.

Buy Good Quality Facial Products
Depending on the recommendation of your dermatologist, you may want to use topical treatments for your face such as retinoids, antioxidants, and topical peptides. Avoid products that are overly perfumed as these can irritate the skin and try not to change your skincare routine too often so that your skin does not have to continually readjust to new products.

Consider Cosmetic Treatments
There are other, non-surgical treatments available to fight aging that can work in tandem with your facelift. Cosmetic procedures such as chemical peels, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL), and microneedling are only some of the techniques used to retain skin elasticity and smooth texture.

Choose The Right Surgeon For Your Face Lift
The best way to ensure your facelift lasts is to have your cosmetic surgery performed by a highly qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should be highly reputable and should have their qualifications, experience, and patient reviews readily available so that you can do your research. The key to a natural-looking and long-lasting facelift starts in the medical office.

Facelift Cosmetic Surgery At Peterson MD In Kelowna

To ensure the longevity of your facelift results, taking steps to care for your skin will help to retain elasticity and limit the creation of new wrinkles and fine lines. Set yourself up for success by having your facelift performed by a highly skilled surgeon.

Dr. Brian Peterson at Peterson MD in Kelowna is a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs approximately 500 cosmetic surgeries per year. Along with his extensive medical training, Dr. Peterson also has a specialization in Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery. With the extensive knowledge and skill of Dr. Peterson along with the knowledgeable staff at Peterson MD who are committed to providing patient education, you can feel confident in the results of your facelift. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Peterson, call 1-250-868-9099 or fill out the contact form.


Q: How soon after surgery will I be able to shower?
A: Your plastic surgeon will probably clear you to shower 48-72 hours after your surgery. Your first few showers will be modified to be shorter, to use gentle spray settings, to avoid hot water (lukewarm is best), and to air dry your surgical sites.

Q: Can you combine a facelift and neck lift?
A: Yes you can! In fact, these two cosmetic surgeries complement each other very well. To learn more about combining face and neck lifts, read Combining Facelift and Neck Lift Surgery.

Q: Will taking care of my facelift using these techniques make the results permanent?
A: The skin will naturally lose elasticity as a person continues aging and the results of a facelift will not be permanent. The results of your facelift will depend on your age at the time of surgery, how well you protect your skin after the surgery, and how your body ages over time. With proper care, your facelift can last for up to 20 years.

Share This Post:

Related Posts

Latest Testimonial

I recently had liposuction done by Dr. Peterson to fix Coolsculpt I had had done that left me uneven. He was very professional, caring and compassionate and assured me everything could be fixed. I can't express my gratitude to Dr. Peterson for what an amazing job he did and how well he took care of me. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon, in fact I have recommended him to many friends and they have all been very happy. My experience at the clinic was amazing, right from the beginning talking with Cynthia and the amazing care I got from all the nurses, I felt very special.

T. G.

Contact Us - Inquiries about Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeries with Dr. Brian Peterson

Questions? Comments? Call us today at (250) 868-9099 or fill out the form below:

Have Questions? Call Us Today At

Call Us