Did you know? A Facelift is the sixth most popular aesthetic plastic surgery procedure according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy is a plastic surgery procedure that is performed on the face to give a more youthful appearance. It is like going back in time to those days.
A Facelift is performed by removing the excess skin on the face with or without tightening the underlying tissues. This actually depends on the patient. There are various things that determine the type of procedure to be performed on the face. These include the patient's age and the treatment area. Facelift is the procedure to consider when non-surgical ways are no longer helping. It is the perfect surgical solution that gets rid of wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck. Facelift is a type of cosmetic surgery. So, it should not be confused with reconstructive surgery. The two procedures seem pretty much the same, however, in medical terms, the two medical disciplines are very different.
When considering a facelift, the few tips here will help you ensure that you get the best out of the experience.
Choose The Right Doctor!: Rhytidectomy is a delicate procedure. There is no particular fixed way of performing the surgical procedure. You surely will need a professional and an experienced cosmetic surgeon that knows where exactly and how exactly to perform the procedure that will suit your body. You have to investigate the qualifications of your potential doctor. It is very important. Look for board certifications and ensure that they have ample experience in what they do.
Facelift Consultation; What To Ask.:People undergo a facelift and other cosmetic surgeries for the expected results. So, it is very important that you have a realistic expectation of the outcome. Talk to your doctor and clear your doubts. Moreover, take a look at the doctor's patients' before and after surgeries. You may contact previously treated patients and have a look for yourself. Do not, however, forget to keep an eye on the stitch sites.
Prepare For Your Facelift:Your cosmetic surgeon will provide you with pre-operation instructions. There are some foods and medications that will not serve well during the procedure. Some increases blood flow which might be bad and some even assist very much in reducing swelling. You should arrange for someone to drop you off at home after the surgery. It is also advisable that you get someone to stay with you for at least the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours. If you smoke, then it is advisable to quit at least four months before your facelift. Quitting even after the facelift is preferred because the carbon monoxide from the smoke can have a disastrous effect on the face while healing. Remember,eighty percent of what goes on in your own body is controlled by you.
Right Recovery Items:You live in your body and you have to take good care of it. As mentioned earlier, what goes on in your own body is almost totally controlled by you. You’ve got to stock your kitchen with healthy food that will aid faster recovery. Get foods you can eat with minimum chewing. Liquids are always important too, you need to stay hydrated. If you got a prescription of the medicines you will need post operation, then get them ahead of time. You should as well avoid clothing that goes over your head, stick to button-ups.
Hair Loss Possibility:Cosmetic surgeons plan the incisions to minimize the impact on your hair. However, a facelift can cause a temporary hair loss around the incisions. An overall thinning of the hair may also occur near the temples. Talk with your doctor and know what and what to expect.
Recovery Period: You should take an ample time to rest. Indeed, it is good to walk around just to get your blood circulating and avoid clothing. However, your doctor will advise you about physical activity.
A Tip: You might not want to lift anything heavier than a gallon of milk for a few days.
Post-op, patients usually feel more of a tightening feeling than pain which relaxes with time. Overall, a facelift has inspired a lot of people worldwide with more self-confidence and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery can boost the self-esteem of the patient and enhance positive body-photo to help him lead a better lifestyle.
About:I am Dr. Paul Drago serving as Medical Director (MD) at the South Carolina chapter of the United States Department of Correction with more than 20 years of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery and otolaryngology. For more information connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and linkedin.Read More...
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