If you are noticing signs of aging on your face, a facelift can be an excellent cosmetic procedure for you to consider. This treatment targets the jawline, mouth and cheeks to give you a firmer and more youthful appearance. Here is everything you need to know to help you prepare for a facelift.
Before Your Facelift Procedure
Before your facelift procedure, there are a few steps you can take to help the treatment go smoothly. Do your research in finding a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in delivering high quality cosmetic surgery results. Schedule a consultation to learn about the benefits and risks and bring a list of questions to ask. The plastic surgeon can give you tips on lifestyle changes and instructions to help you get the results you desire. To prepare for your recovery, meal prep ahead of time and enlist the help of a friend or family member to help with errands or child care.
How a Facelift Works
Depending on your aesthetic needs, a plastic surgeon may select from a variety of techniques to use during the facelift procedure. Anesthesia is provided prior to the surgeon placing incisions around your hairline or within the creases of your ears. The plastic surgeon will remove any excess fat while repositioning tissues and lifting and tightening facial muscles. Once the facelift is complete, incisions will be closed with either skin adhesives or stitches.
Recovery After a Facelift
After your facelift, you may experience some redness and swelling for the first few days. There may be some slight discomfort and tightness with minimal visible scarring. Recovery after the procedure can take approximately two weeks. Many individuals are able to achieve optimal results and full healing about three months after treatment.
Is a Facelift Right for You?
Preparing for your facelift surgery can help ensure you achieve optimal results in improving your appearance. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Eric Cerrati specializes as an expert in aesthetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. During a consultation, Dr. Cerrati can determine if you are an ideal candidate for a facelift and recommend the best course of treatment for your aesthetic needs. Request a consultation today.
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