Want to Look 10 Years Younger?
Facelifts Can Help Take You There
Facelifts top the list of popular cosmetic surgery procedures. Thousands of men and women undergo this procedure worldwide each year. Its popularity mainly stems from the fact that many studies report that people can look up to 10 years younger after getting a facelift. Still, there is much to know before deciding if a facelift is right for you.
Facelifts: Things You Should Know Before Getting One
It is important to set realistic expectations when deciding to get a facelift.
There are several different types of facelifts available. Whether you should choose a mini facelift or facelift depends on your desired results and age. Be sure to discuss the difference between these facelifts with your surgeon at your consultation.
Many people want to get a new haircut and color to go along with their facelift. It is important to do this a few days before the procedure because you will not be able to get it cut for quite some time afterwards.
Make sure you have someone there to help you during this time, at least for the first week after your procedure.
You can expect to experience swelling from six to nine months after the procedure and you may not see the final results until up to a year afterwards.
You should take pictures to monitor your results.
You will need to go back for revisions, particularly if you opted for a mini facelift. Well-done facelifts can last from 7 to 10 years, so be sure to speak to your doctor about revisions if you have any concerns.
Facelifts help rejuvenate your look, particularly if you have sagging skin due to loss of facial fat. However, facelifts do not alleviate all signs of aging. So, if you are interested in additional cosmetic procedures — such as Botox, laser or chemical peels — feel free to bring that up at your consultation.
Plan to take 10 to 14 days off from work. Most bruising and swelling goes down within the first five to seven days. Your pain will become more manageable within two weeks.
Facelifts: Easy-Access Post Surgery Must Have Items
Facelift surgery will give you an opportunity to spend time at home to rest and recover, so you’ll want to stock up on a few essentials:
- Witch Hazel treats your stitches, especially stitches located close to the hairline,
- Baby shampoo,
- Dove soap,
- Q-tips to clean your stitches,
- Button-up pajamas and shirts because you will not want anything to press against your stitches,
- Hair pins or clamps to keep your hair out of your way,
- Peroxide to clean your stitches,
- Cold packs.
Now that you know how a facelift can help you look 10 years younger, be sure to discuss the procedure with a surgeon to see if it is right for you. Any member of our seasoned team would be happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.
To schedule a consultation, visit Eastlake Cosmetic Surgery.