5 Tips for Maintaining Your Neck Lift Results
Did you know that treating the aging neck has been one of the significant challenges of plastic surgery?
Having a neck lift procedure is one of the ways to rejuvenate your youthful looks. A neck lift will not only make you look younger but also healthy. However, the primary concern for most patients is the recovery period because of how long it takes. Also, several side effects plague the patient during the recovery period.
Recovery from a neck lift procedure can take several weeks. The recovery period comes with numbness, bruising, and swelling in the neck area, which can be very uncomfortable. You can make this period less painful and maintain your desired results longer.
What Is a Neck Lift?
A neck lift is a procedure performed by plastic surgeons to eliminate signs of aging in the neck. It helps by creating tighter contours where the skin is sagging and a smoother outlook for the same area. A neck lift procedure is also known as a cervicoplasty or platysmaplasty.
The main effects of a neck lift are to eliminate:
Excess skin or loose skin
The surgeon will usually give you instructions for aftercare to help you recover smoothly. They will also guide you on how to maintain the procedure results.
How to Maintain Your Results
The strategies you employ to maintain your neck lift results are often the same strategies you will use for most other plastic surgery procedures. Some of these are:
Have a Healthy Diet
Building healthy eating habits and getting into a healthy diet is the first thing that should be on your to-do list. A healthy diet will ensure that your skin is nourished and you do not gain fat. Foods rich in saturated fats and sugars are not suitable for you if you want to stay looking young. It would be best if you had a diet comprising vegetables, fruits, lean protein, and whole grains.
Protection From the Sun
Did you know that your skin is more susceptible to sun damage after a plastic surgery procedure? Not only plastic surgery procedures, but most surgical procedures will leave your skin vulnerable to sun damage. It means you must take extra care of your skin until it recovers fully.
Protecting your skin from harmful UV rays is recommended until the incision sites heal. The best way to do this is to use SPF sunscreen every time you go out. Also, avoid going outside during peak UV hours.
Have a Skin Care Routine
Another way to maintain your neck lift results is to start a skincare routine. Ensure that you get only high-quality products that will not harm your skin. Skincare regimens help clean, exfoliate, and moisturize the skin to look younger for longer.
Avoid Drug Use
In addition to being bad for your skin, drugs harm your overall health. Before the procedure, the surgeons may have told you to quit smoking; it would be best not to return to that habit. Smoking is harmful to your skin health.
Avoid Heavy Drinking
You should drink moderately if you cannot avoid drinking wine and alcohol throughout your healing period. For example, a glass of wine occasionally will not do much harm. Heavy drinking is not good for your skin.
For more tips for maintaining your neck lift results, visit Jason K. Potter, MD, DDS, at our office in Dallas, Texas. Call 214-892-2474 to book an appointment today.