Facelift – What You Should Know Ahead Your Surgery

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You might think that it's time you lift your face if you're aging and your cheeks suddenly start looking saggier, your neck and chin become droopy and mouth is surrounded by wrinkles. However, talk to someone who already has gone through it or talk to your plastic surgeon if you need to collect more information possible before the procedure is scheduled.

Ask Questions

If you search on the internet for a facelift in OKC, it will yield numerous pictures of women who have changed their facial appearance with this process. If you feel overwhelmed seeing those pictures and cannot wait to get it done immediately, hold on for a moment.

Research Facelift options and look for questions and let your doctor know so he or she can answer them before your operation. This will ease hesitations you may have.

Understand Types

Were you aware of different facelift types? Your surgeon is going to explain the different facial lifting procedures during your consultation. You can select, for example, a mini facelift and a complete facelift from Longevity Aesthetic and Laser Spa.

Mini-facelift: Mini-facelift or EZ Lift, is the ideal solution for people who want a facelift to correct neck and jawline aging. It is ideal for people with healthy skin and moderate concerns around the jawline and laxity of the skin under the neck.

Full facelift: You can plan a full facelift for removing deep wrinkles on the skin and down to the jawline if you require extensive work.

Prepare for Surgery

Our surgeon will need to ask you about medical history before surgery. And they ought to! Great doctors are going to query so that they know about applicable treatment.

Our facelift surgeon in OKC will also tell you how to look after your skin before and after the operation. The instructions may include fasting ahead your operation after midnight and arranging someone to accompany you and help you get home. Your doctor can also recommend adding growth factors, retinol, collagen boosters and constant sunscreen application.

Your physician may also advise you to add additional procedures such as skin laser operation, grafting and filling to restore facial volume, depending on your particular condition.

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Understand Recovery

Day 1. You might feel unstable and sleepy after the operation. You should have requested family and friends for support so that you can go home and look after yourself on the first night. On the first day you may need pain treatment.

 Day 2. Approximately this time your doctor will plan a time to check on your progress. The dressings are removed or changed, and your swelling is evaluated. The doctor takes care of the area, rechecks the postoperative care and sends you back home if everything looks good and normal.

 Day 3. For this day you should take rest. Swelling usually stays around the third and fourth day, but some mild swelling is likely to occur for a few additional weeks. If you have discomfort, continue taking medication.

 Days 4-6. Most people need no prescribed pain medication at this time. The swelling should begin to reduce. You should begin to feel more comfortable. If you feel good enough, you can do light housework.

 Days 7-14. You will still probably have some bruising in the affected regions during this week. It can also lead to a certain number of people being somewhat numb and tight feeling. All of these occurrences are common following a facelift. At the second week of post-op, people tend to feel ready to come back to work and start light activities such as going for walks.

Days 15-30. The sutures can be removed depending on your specific surgery and healing procedure. You might still feel tight at the third and fourth week, but most of the time you'll begin to look and feel a lot better. Here, patients often start to see changes in the contour of their faces. You can now return to regular living and enjoy activities without noticing many, if any, external signs. Incision locations would have a pink-red color, but it should continue fading.

After a Month

By now, you’ll be back to normal work and enjoying your life, after the one-month postoperative mark. For one year you may have to live with very light swelling, bruises, and tightness, but typically not noticeable.

Come to our Longevity Aesthetic and Laser Spa for a facelift in OKC. We would like to rejuvenate your skin and give you a youthful look.

** Disclaimer: This content should not be considered medical advice and does not imply a doctor-patient relationship.