How Should You Take Care of Your Skin after a Facelift?


Sagging jowls, hollow cheeks and loose skin are all reasons why you may be thinking about having a facelift. When you consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss the issues you wish to address and the treatments which may be suitable, don’t forget that the facelift itself is only the start. You’ll also need to adopt a great skin care routine to keep your skin looking fantastic after your facelift. Your plastic surgeon may recommend starting the skin care well in advance of the procedure, so that you’re starting from a strong position.

Elevate Your Head When Sleeping

Keeping your head raised to at least a 30-degree angle is essential after a facelift, as it will help to reduce the level of swelling you experience. You may want to experiment with a selection of pillows until you find one, or a combination of a few, that let you lie comfortably with an elevated head.

Eat and Live Healthily

It may not be the most exciting advice, but living well and eating healthily is one of the best things you can do to take care of your skin after a facelift. When your body is healthy and nourished, it will show on your face.  Staying well-hydrated is also a critical component of good skin care, so be sure to drink plenty of water.


You can’t overestimate how important it is to take care of your skin after a facelift. Use an effective but gentle moisturizer which will hydrate your skin without irritating it and make sure to cleanse thoroughly. Speak to your plastic surgeon’s clinic for recommendations.

A Little Helping Hand

To keep your skin in great condition after your facelift, you may wish to get a helping hand from treatments such as BOTOX® or fillers. Again, your plastic surgeon’s office can advise you on what’s most suitable for you personally.

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