Worried about how to hide your facelift before it’s healed? Dr. Konstantin shares his secrets for styling after surgery.
Forget the paper bag– flaunt your facelift!
With the outdated yet residual stigma surrounding cosmetic enhancements, it’s understandable why some patients prefer not to tell others about a procedure they’ve had done. Some would rather dodge the unwanted attention from coworkers while others don’t want to deal with questioning relatives. Rest assured, whatever your reasons may be, there are surefire ways to keep your surgery a secret. What’s more, you don’t have to sacrifice an ounce of style to do so; getting a facelift might just inspire you to wear your hair new ways, get creative with accessories, or teach yourself to contour like never before.
Being a world-renowned facelift expert doesn’t only make Dr. Konstantin one of the best facial plastic surgeons; it also makes him the ultimate source of how to rock your recovery like it’s a runway. Here are some exclusive tips that he shares with his New York City facelift patients.
Styling your post-op bandages
First up: the Jackie O. This look is best for immediately after your procedure. You’ll be wearing post-op bandages for 24-48 hours, and while you likely won’t be seeing anyone (rest up!), you can still serve this timeless look. Cover your wraps by channeling your inner Jackie O: tie a scarf under your chin– making sure it doesn’t compress the bandages– and top it off with oversized sunglasses. Et voila– who is she!
Concealing bruises from a facelift
Bruising on the lower neck? Popped blood vessels on your face? Contour your cares away. A dab of foundation topped with concealer in your skin tone will work wonders on small facial bruises. Be sure to consult with your doctor when it is appropriate to begin applying makeup to your face, as complications may arise if you have not appropriately healed.
Hiding hairline incisions
To cover your incisions while they’re still healing, it’s best to let your hair down, framing your face. Ponytails and buns won’t be ideal when trying to mask the cuts down your hairline! Part your hair in the middle and let it fall like curtains on the sides of your face. None will be the wiser.
Loose-fitting hats are also a great option to cover incisions. Silk headbands or scarves can be gently fashioned around your hairline to cover unhealed scars.
A whole new you
And for those who want to hide their entire facelift? Well… modern problems call for modern solutions. Getting a fresh new haircut and/or color will distract your family, friends, and coworkers from any queries of facial rejuvenation. New angles and shades will steal the show, taking the credit of making you look bold and youthful.
And of course, there’s one more option… Dr. Konstantin’s preferred method?
Wearing your new face loud and proud, and telling everyone who sculpted it: New York City’s favorite double board-certified plastic surgeon and facelift expert, Dr. Konstantin.
Watch Dr. K for more tips on post-facelift styling.