Injectables are useful tools for temporarily minimizing some of the signs of premature aging, but when it comes to addressing loose jowls and sagging skin around the cheek areas long term, there’s no better way to make your face look dramatically younger than a facelift. Patients who have had a facelift, otherwise known as a rhytidectomy, in the Philadelphia area from Timothy M. Greco, MD, FACS, can feel more self-confident afterward and are often ready to flaunt their new look. At the same time, patients often want to keep the fact that they’ve had facial plastic surgery performed discreet.
It’s common to experience some bruising, swelling, and numbness before peak results are eventually visible. During this time, keep your head elevated and avoid certain medications that may worsen common side effects of surgery, such as bruising. Dr. Greco and the team will advise you on when it will be okay to start wearing makeup again.
With that in mind, here are a few pointers on accentuating your natural beauty with cosmetics after having a few surgical “tweaks.”
1. Use Lightweight Foundation
It’s important not to irritate the skin if you’ve recently had cosmetic surgery. Look for lighter products that won’t clog the pores and are designed for sensitive skin. Avoid caking the face in too much makeup, as the thick layer may look unnatural and draw more attention.
2. Hydrate the Skin
Using a good moisturizer is essential after your procedure, as a facelift may result in the skin physiology changing and becoming very dry and flaky.
3. Camouflage with Concealers
Makeup is great for covering up visible, post-operative bruising and scarring. Some brands offer kits with colors designed specifically for reducing the appearance of discoloration on the face.
4. Find the Right Blush
A dash of blush that fits your skin tone will brighten and refresh your face while accentuating your cheekbones.
5. Bring Attention to Your Lips
If you’re proud of your lip shape, emphasize their beauty by lining them, choosing a bold color, and adding some shiny gloss.
Get started on a new facial plastic surgery treatment from the office of double board-certified physician Dr. Timothy Greco in the Philadelphia area. If you’d like to start planning your rhytidectomy, talk to us today by calling (610) 664-8830 or write to us directly.