The term facelift refers to the rhytidectomy procedure. It is a cosmetic surgical procedure used to rejuvenate the face. It reduces the loose and sagging skin on the face. It surgically alters the face to make it look tighter and younger. Surgical facelifts are more popular now than ever. For every procedure to produce good results, the patient and caregiver must work together.
Before getting any procedure done, you need to understand the motive and expected results. That way, you can have a plan and execute it in the right way. If you are not satisfied with your facial appearance, you can go for a facelift. However, a facelift does not completely alter your face. It helps to correct deep lines caused by age. It also corrects loose skin and extra fat in the cheeks and chin. You have to be in general good health to consider having a facelift. This surgery will improve your facial outlook, but it will not give you a new life.
People sometimes go for the cheapest or the nearest option. However, if you do not want to have a botched face, it is very important to have a professional do your facelift. Take your time to research and find the best cosmetic surgeon. Research on cosmetic surgeons who do facelifts exclusively. Make sure that you research their qualifications and work experience.
For many people, a facelift is a touch and go procedure without any complications. However, there is a percentage of risk that comes with any medical procedure. Some patients react differently than others. A facelift procedure comes with a risk of scarring. Incisions from a facelift should not leave visible scars, but some people’s skin is more sensitive than others.
There is also a risk of hematoma, where blood collects under the skin and causes swelling and inflammation. Sometimes, nerves can be pinched or injured during the procedure. Facial hair loss is also a possibility, especially on the incision site.
For any surgery to be successful, the patient is prepared well ahead of time. Ensure that your medical records are clear and you have been evaluated before getting the go-ahead. If you are on medication that may compromise the procedure, stop taking them in good time. Stop taking recreational drugs that are detrimental to your health. Some medications, such as aspirin and other anti-inflammatory medication, can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. Flush them out of your system before scheduling the procedure.
You need to take it easy during the first few days following a facelift. Take your medication as prescribed and keep up with your follow-up visits. Listen to your surgeon and follow aftercare instructions. Protect your sensitive skin from direct sun and other elements until it has healed properly. Keep a healthy diet and a healthy post-procedure lifestyle.
To know more about facelifts, visit Gupta Plastic Surgery at our offices in San Diego and Carlsbad, California. You can also call (858) 408-6100 to book an appointment today.