Over recent years, cosmetic procedures have gained quite a lot of popularity and mainstream acceptance. That’s why more and more people of all genders have started to get small treatments and procedures done in an attempt to make their skin look prettier, and it works.
While some start with small procedures here and there, they eventually start getting something more permanent that has better and long-lasting results.
That brings up facelifts. If you are considering getting a facelift, then let’s go over a few things that you should know about the procedure.
What Is A Facelift?
A facelift can be either be a simple or complicated procedure that can tighten or lift the sagging skin on your face and the neck. It’s typically carried out to treat facial wrinkles that are caused by aging factors.
The procedure can remove all the excess skin to give you a younger appearance. But to complete the youthful look, it tightens the underlying tissues, muscles, and it also re-drapes the skin on your face and neck.
Depending on which option you go for, you can go in during your lunch break and have the treatment or have to stay at the hospital for a couple of days. Once you are done, double chins, marionette lines, jowls, and midface sagging will cease to exist.
How Lengthy Is The Recovery Period After A Facelift?
Most people think that facial cosmetic surgeries like this have a lengthy recovery period, but that couldn’t be further away from the truth.
If you are thinking weeks, then dial it down to 14 days maximum. During your recovery period, you might see some bruises or swelling because the incisions will be healing. That can be a little uncomfortable.
But if you have an excellent doctor, then you will be given instructions after the surgery and some recommendations to help you with the pain and healing.
Is A Facelift Procedure Worth It?
Many people wonder whether getting a facelift is worth all the trouble or not. Well, for most people, it is.
Since a facelift procedure is designed to give you a more youthful appearance and smoother skin, you can expect these four things:
- Tightening your sagging skin
- Reduction of the droopy cheeks around the jawline
- Lifting the corner of your mouth
- Reduction of the creases between the lips and cheeks
That sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? Even the incisions behind and in front of your ear will not be noticeable.
But while facelift surgery is a long term solution, it doesn’t last forever. It mostly lasts half a century, but even then, you still might have younger skin than you have now.
Are There Any Possible Complications?
Going under surgery, no matter what kind, always has its risks. That’s why you must go over the possible complications of the procedure before you step into the operating room.
Even before the surgery begins, you might be at risk from the general anesthesia if you have some health conditions, such as obesity or diabetes.
If you take any anti-clotting medications or are a regular smoker, then you might bleed out during the surgery.
Some other complications may include:
- Temporary damage to facial nerves
- Tissue death
- Unevenness between the sides
- With men, it could lead to uneven or odd sideburns
However, these things usually go out the door when you are in the care of an experienced and qualified doctor like Dr. Breslow. With proper pre and post-surgery care, you can get through a facelift quite easily, like countless others.
Before You Go
There are some things that qualified physicians will talk about with their patients before recommending the surgery to them. That’s why you should have a look at them before you go to a doctor’s office.
- Facelifts are not a good idea if you have some serious medical problems, as you should be in tip-top mental and physical health.
- Having higher blood pressure or diabetes can increase the risk of complications.
- If you are a regular smoker, then you need to completely stop smoking for a recommended period before the procedure.
- You mustn’t have any unrealistic expectations from the surgery, and remember that it will not stop the natural aging process.