Your face is the first thing that someone will notice about you, and we believe that your face ought to represent how you feel inside. As we age, it’s difficult for all of us – both women and men – to watch the changes in our appearance. Sometimes it can feel like you’re looking in the mirror at someone you don’t even recognize. The entire cosmetics industry is based upon people’s desire to retain a fresh and youthful appearance to their face, but even the most expensive creams and facials only go so far.
After falling out of popularity for some time, the Face Lift surgery has made a comeback and is now more popular than ever. In 2019, the Face Lift was one of the top 5 cosmetic surgeries in the United States. The numbers of Face Lifts last year had increased 2% since the year before. We think this is, in part, because public opinion about Face Lifts and other cosmetic surgeries has become much more positive as more and more people are trying it out for themselves. As far as we can tell, this life-changing procedure isn’t going anywhere and we’re glad to hear it. But before you schedule your Face Lift appointment, we hope you’ll take some time to prepare yourself for the surgery, the recovery, and your life after your Face Lift. Here is a list of 5 things we think you should consider before getting a Face Lift.
- Do Your Research
The internet is jam-packed with information about any and every plastic surgery on the market. Before you visit us, we highly recommend that you do some research and arm yourself with as much information as you can so you’re prepared to make the exciting investment of a Face Lift. For example, did you know there is more than one kind of Face Lift? We offer three different versions of the procedure.
- Ask Plenty of Questions
All of that research that you’re going to do will prepare you to ask good questions when you come in for your consultation. Our medical team is extremely knowledgeable, and we’ll give you plenty of information when you come to our office, but we don’t know the questions and concerns you have in your mind until you ask them. In preparation for your appointment, write up a list of the issues you’d most like us to address with you and we’ll help you feel confident in your decision.
- Understand The Recovery Process
Before you undergo a facelift procedure, you should be prepared for the recovery time. This surgery requires much more time to heal than some of our other procedures, so you should be prepared to rest, take time off work, and refrain from physical activity for weeks after your Face Lift surgery is complete. Preparation is the best way to ensure that you heal properly and can get back to your normal life as soon as possible. Part of your preparation should involve setting up a care team to help you navigate the weeks after your procedure. Once you’ve decided to get a Face Lift, talk with your loved ones so they are prepared to support you in your recovery.
- Consult Your Primary Care Doctor
Any elective surgery can pose risks to patients who are compromised by underlying medical conditions. If you suffer from diabetes or are considered obese by the medical community, you’re at a higher risk for complications during and after your surgery. In preparation for your Face Lift, we urge you to consult with your medical care team to ensure that you’re healthy enough to safely undergo your Face Lift. Maintaining the safety of our patients is always our top priority.
- Build Good Habits
This may be the most important item on this list. A Face Lift and any of our other procedures cannot undo an unhealthy lifestyle. We’re confident that your Face Lift will look great, but if you return to habits like smoking, excessive drinking, and exposing your skin to too much sun, you’ll be counteracting the investment you made in your Face Lift. Address these lifestyle issues now, and you can enjoy the results of your Face Lift without concern.
We are extremely confident in our ability to provide you with the best Face Lift surgery you can get. But we want you to feel confident in us as well. We urge all of our patients to come to us when they have done their research, are prepared to ask us questions, and are ready to take ownership of their overall health and recovery. When you’re ready to schedule a consultation with our team, give us a call. Together we’ll work to make your appearance fit the way you feel about yourself.