Seattle Face Lift Surgeon Says Good Skin Care Is Essential

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Dr. Wandra Miles, a Seattle plastic surgeon who performs procedures including face lifts and eyelid surgery, says that her patients who use physician-strength skin care products are able to extend the longevity of their surgical results.

According to Dr. Wandra Miles (, a Seattle face lift surgeon who performs a wide range of facial enhancements, more and more patients are understanding the importance of adding in physician-strength skin treatments to extend the longevity of their surgical results. Dr. Miles emphasizes the importance of both the initial surgical results and the long-term care that goes into maintaining those results.

"The benefit of physician-strength skin care products is that they can help transform your aging skin, making it look younger, fresher and smoother," says Dr. Miles. "The truth is, your skin will continue to age even after you undergo a face lift or eyelid surgery, so it makes sense to protect the investment you've made by using non-surgical means to bolster your skin after the procedure. When I consult with people considering facial surgery, I take the time to explain the role that skin care plays, and more patients are counting on me to offer high-quality skin treatments."

In her Seattle cosmetic surgery practice, Dr. Miles performs many face lifts and eyelid surgeries to help her patients look younger and more revitalized. There are several types of face lifts, all tailored to tightening the skin and muscles on the face, smoothing away wrinkles and removing or tightening excess or sagging skin.

Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the eyes by removing or tightening sagging skin under the brows or by removing fatty deposits underneath the eyes. Surgical procedures provide lasting rejuvenation, but they won't stop the skin's natural aging process. To keep the skin fresh and vibrant, non-invasive treatments such as the Obagi® System, which Dr. Miles recommends for many of her patients, can help preserve a younger look long after surgery.

"Skin care is absolutely essential, especially with all the environmental hazards we encounter living in a major city," explains Seattle plastic surgeon Dr. Miles. "Even those who live in the suburbs of Washington are still affected by UV rays which can damage skin and make it age faster. That's why I've been recommending Obagi products more and more to my patients. This line can encourage cell turnover and even out your complexion, making your skin look fresh and healthy."

The Obagi System was first developed in 1988 by a board-certified dermatologist. Dr. Miles offers both the Obagi Nu-Derm® System, which consists of products you can use at home, and the Obagi Blue Peel® System, which is a TCA chemical peel performed in Dr. Miles' office. The Obagi Nu-Derm System evens out your skin tone, making the skin smoother and firmer in as little as four to six weeks. These treatments are stronger than over-the-counter products because they can penetrate the deeper skin cells rather than just treating the surface layer of the skin.

"Keeping your skin looking younger and smoother doesn't have to be difficult," adds Dr. Miles. "Combining a face lift or eyelid surgery with consistent and effective skin care can really make your results last longer. If you're going to have a procedure to make you skin look better, simple skin care afterwards is pretty much a no-brainer."

Dr. Wandra Miles ( is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery patients in Seattle and surrounding communities. She offers a diverse range of procedures including tummy tuck, face lift, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Miles received her M.D. at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and completed her general surgical internship and residency at the Fletcher Allen Health Care Center at the University of Vermont. She then underwent two years of training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Colorado and completed an additional fellowship in microsurgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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