A facelift is a popular way to turn back the clock and take years off of your appearance. However, before you jump in, there are a few pre-facelift activities everyone should do to ensure that the procedure is done properly and that the results meet (or exceed) your expectations. Here are your pre-facelift must-dos:
The first step to ensuring your facelift is up to your standards is asking questions. How many of these procedures has your doctor performed? What kind of certifications does your doctor hold? What do the before and after photos look like? These are just a few of the questions you’ll want to begin asking as you get to know your surgeon and the team who will be involved with your procedure.
Understand the Different Types of Facelifts
Different surgeons may perform their facelift procedures differently. Additionally, you may have the option of a mini facelift or a full facelift. Speak with your surgeon regarding what the best plan is for your unique needs. This will allow you to learn all of your options, so that you can make an informed decision regarding the procedure that is best suited for you.
Prepare for your Surgery Day
As surgery day draws near, make sure you are ready with any skincare or medicine you may need during your recovery. Clean and organize your home so that all of your most important items are easy to find and, ideally, will not require you to bend over. Due to the fact that you will not be able to drive yourself after the procedure, arrange to have a friend or family member bring you home and ideally stay with you for at least the first 24 hours of your recovery.
Prepare for Recovery
Facelift recovery is no small feat, and you should expect to take about two weeks off of work. During this time, you will need to focus primarily on your healing. So if you have children, be sure to arrange childcare or make arrangements so that they will have what they need, without needing to take too much of your energy. With this in mind, you will be well on your way to setting yourself up for facelift success.
At Carolina Age Management Institute, we have helped countless men and women in Charlotte, Huntersville and the surrounding North Carolina communities with their facelift recovery, and we are ready to do the same for you. Ready to learn more? Simply contact us today.