What to Expect From Facelift Surgery: Before, During, and After

facelift surgery

Written by Michelle

November 13, 2020

Everyone is insecure about one thing on their body at some point in their lives. Cosmetic surgery has gotten to the point where now you can do something about it. 

For the person considering facelift surgery, there are a number of things to consider before investing your time and money. There are the days leading up to the surgery, what to expect during the actual operation, and how quickly you’ll recover afterwards and be able to show off your rejuvenated visage. 

Before the Plunge

You prepare for facelift surgery the same as you would any other medical procedure. You’ll be asked to get bloodwork, do a presurgical evaluation, stop taking certain medications beforehand, and you may need to apply a certain product to your face in advance.

The surgeon will tailor your type of surgery to your specific needs, such as a mini-facelift for minor touch-ups for a less invasive procedure, or a more standard facelift. 

Most importantly, you’ll need an approved insurance provider that will help cover the cost and a surgeon who is highly recommended. 

The Operating Room

Before the operation actually begins, you’ll be given some kind of sedation or local anaesthesia to numb the pain. In some cases, general anaesthesia will be recommended to render you unconscious.

Traditionally, an incision is made in the hairline near the temples, going down behind your ears. The incisions are made with the intent of blending in with your hairline and facial structure. 

Any excess skin or fat is either moved or removed, and underlying tissue is redistributed and tightened. Dissolvable sutures or skin glue are used to close the incisions. 

After Facelift Surgery

Once the surgery is done, your doctor will prescribe you some pain medication and give you instructions on when to remove any dressings and see them for a follow-up. 

You should give yourself a couple of weeks before resuming normal daily activity, but your skin may not feel back to normal for a few months. 

As far as personal maintenance goes, you’ll need to avoid unnecessary sun exposure, use gentle face washes, and try to minimize damage when you can. That means using cold compresses and watching your skin for any changes.

Facelift Without Surgery

While facelift surgery can have dramatic results, they aren’t permanent. Often, you’ll have to turn to non-surgical methods to maintain the allure of youth. 

Some in-house treatments include injections and lasers.

Dermal fillers help to fill in lines and wrinkles, while lasers heat the collagen under your skin, expanding them and accomplishing the same task. Both are less likely to cause complications, due to their noninvasive nature.

Trust Your Face With the Right Hands

Whatever option you decide on, you deserve to have your problem areas fixed with the best cosmetic surgeon in London. 

In addition to facelift surgery, Dr. Aslam’s office can help you with breast augmentations and tummy tucks. Reach out to us today to arrange a consultation and we’ll give you a call within 24 hours.

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