Facelift Procedure Process Explained
Before choosing to get a facelift, it may be helpful to know a little bit more about the steps involved. While there are different kinds of facelifts, and they all work a little differently, most of them follow this basic outline.
The facelift process always begins with a one-on-one consultation. This allows you to talk with Dr. Schoemann in a relaxed, private setting, explaining your wishes and the results you would like to see. Dr. Schoemann can outline some of the options, set the right expectations, and ensure you are eligible for a safe procedure.
What Should I Do in Preparation for a Facelift?
Beyond having a medical evaluation from Dr. Schoemann, there are a few ways in which you can prepare for your facelift procedure. It is crucial to stop smoking. Also, avoid taking aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs that may increase your risk of bleeding. Talk with Dr. Schoemann about other medications you should use to prevent infection.
How Long Does a Facelift Procedure Take?
Patients often want to know how long their facelift procedure will take. It can depend on the type of procedure and the extent of the work being done, but generally speaking, a facelift will take somewhere between two and four hours. Naturally, if you combine it with other procedures, the total operative time can last longer.
What Does Getting a Facelift Feel Like During Surgery? Is it Painful?
Facelifts are done under general anesthesia. What this means is that you will not feel anything during the surgery itself and do not need to worry about intense pain. You will likely have some discomfort upon waking, which usually lasts for two to four days. Medications can alleviate your pain.
What Should I Expect in Terms of Recovery After My Facelift?
Following a facelift, you can anticipate pain for two to four days. Swelling and bruising may last for a couple of weeks, which means you will not have a clear sense of your results right away. Be patient! We usually recommend that facelift patients take about a week to rest and recover at home and a full month before returning to regular exercise.
How Long Will the Results Last? Is There a Chance I Will Need to Get Another Facelift in the Future?
While the results of a facelift are intended to be long-lasting, it is important to remember that your face will continue to age. As such, the results are not going to be permanent. Most patients find that their facelift results last for about 10 years, after which they may notice their results fading.
Get a Facelift at Schoemann Plastic Surgery Today!
A facelift may be the most opportune way to look like your best, youngest, most vigorous self. To learn more about men’s facelifts in Encinitas, California, reach out to Schoemann Plastic Surgery today.