After A Facelift, Can You Stop Using Makeup & Still Look Younger?

john park plastic surgery After A Facelift_ Can You Stop Using Makeup _ Still Look Younger

After A Facelift, Can You Stop Using Makeup & Still Look Younger?

Should I Get A Facelift?

A rhytidectomy is a cosmetic procedure performed by a plastic surgeon which uses strategic incisions to restore a youthful appearance to the face. According to a recent study, there are over 131,000 facelifts performed annually in the United States. Widely considered the gold standard of anti-aging procedures, the rate of facelifts has been increasing each year as more Americans undergo cosmetic procedures overall. By investing in a facelift to remove excess skin from the face and neck and smoothing deep wrinkles, patients can enjoy a newfound sense of self-confidence and energy.

Do I need makeup after a facelift?

With over 90% of facelifts in the US performed on women, many patients wonder if makeup is necessary to achieve a youthful appearance after recovering from a facelift. While makeup can amplify the visual anti-aging benefits of a facelift, cosmetics aren’t strictly needed. Patients can skip the makeup routine with a facelift while still looking younger than ever.

When can I start wearing makeup after I heal?

A common myth about facelifts is that the recovery process is arduous, long and painful. While historically, the healing process was much longer, modern medicine has shortened the process to approximately 2-3 weeks. During a facelift, the SMAS complex, the deep muscles, and skin are raised to remove deep wrinkles and skin sagging. Doctors manipulate the face’s deep tissue, creating durable results that frequently last 10 years or longer.

Aftercare is integral to a successful facelift

The recovery timeline depends on a patient’s behavior and how well the skin is cared for after the procedure. While swelling and bruising after a facelift peak at 2-3 days post-operation, patients need to avoid rushing the process by covering the bruises with makeup. To ensure no disruption in the healing process, many experts recommend waiting for at least a few days after the procedure before applying liquid or powder makeup to the face.

No makeup? No problem

Overall, patients don’t need makeup to look younger after healing from a facelift. The procedure is an investment into a youthful appearance, repositioning the cheeks and jawline to combat the aging process. As long as patients care for the skin properly and don’t rush the healing process, little to no makeup is necessary to look younger than ever after a facelift procedure.

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