3 Tips for Caring for Your Skin After a Facelift in South Jersey

Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift can improve the most visible signs of facial aging caused by the effects of time, gravity, stress, and more. By removing excess skin, smoothing out wrinkles,

and tightening facial tissue, this plastic surgery procedure can provide natural-looking and rejuvenating results in patients.

Maintaining this youthful appearance — however —lies in one key post-operative step: a proper skincare regimen.

If you’re interested in a facelift in South Jersey, these three post-surgical skincare tips can help you expedite the healing process and maximize your results.

Stay Cleansed and Moisturized

After a facelift, keeping your skin clean and hydrated is fundamental to reducing scarring as you heal. You’ll likely need to rest for the entire first day of recovery, but after 24 hours, it’s recommended that you remove the bandages, wash the incisions, cleanse your face, and thoroughly moisturize.

Failure to do so may result in bacteria buildup and cause infections that lower the chances of a swift recovery.

Reduce Swelling and Bruising

Your face will likely experience significant swelling or bruising after a facelift, but these after-effects will diminish over time. Generally, the amount of bruising and swelling depends on a case-by-case scenario. However, some of the cautionary measures you can take to reduce the amount of swelling and bruising include:

– Elevating your head when sleeping or resting

– Applying cold compresses

– Keeping activity, including bending over and heavy lifting, to a minimum

Avoid Too Much Sunshine

Because the first few weeks of recovery are often the most delicate time for your skin, it’s recommended that you refrain from prolonged contact with ultraviolet rays. Coming in contact with direct sunshine may harm your incisions, cause them to darken, and delay your recovery timeline.

When going outdoors in the sun or sitting near a bright window, use a sunscreen rated SPF 30 or higher.

Learn More About Facelifts in South Jersey

As the popularity of facial plastic surgery rises — with a 40% increase in procedures performed in 2021 — knowing how to adequately care for your skin can make a significant impact on your recovery and your results.

Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, plastic surgeon Dr. Franckle, MD, FACS, has helped countless patients in Voorhees and the surrounding areas regain their youthful appearance with a facelift. During your consultation, he will review in detail with you what you can expect from cosmetic surgery, including insight into caring for your skin after your procedure.

Contact our team today to learn more about your facelift in South Jersey.

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Meet Dr. William Franckle Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

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