Facelift remains the gold standard for facial rejuvenation. Although many great noninvasive (Juvederm, Restylane. Botox, Ulthera, Thermage, etc.) and minimally invasive (Fraxel laser, chemical peel, dermabrasion) options exist for facial rejuvenation, none of these treatments can achieve the same level of improvement that are achievable with a facelift. So, assuming you accept this, and are prepared to undergo surgery, what do you need to know before your facelift at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute?
First, don’t rush your recovery. Vitamin supplements, including Bromelain Sulfate and Arnica Montana, can help bruising and swelling resolve more quickly after surgery, but don’t expect miracles! You should expect bruising and swelling for at least 10-14 days after surgery and, in some cases, up to three weeks. Planning to have surgery a few days before a big vacation or an important work meeting is undoubtedly a set up for a problem.
Two, make sure your spouse or significant other is supportive of surgery. The swelling and bruising can be considerable after surgery. Having a demonstrably angry or agitated spouse can only add to natural anxiety that you will have immediately after surgery. In addition, it’s incredibly important to have someone trusted help you do relatively simple things, such as get out-of-bed or bathe.
Three, make sure you fill all prescriptions and have read your postoperative instructions prior to surgery. Dallas facelift surgery is commonly combined with other procedures, including eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), laser resurfacing, and brow lift. A variety of different treatments will be needed after surgery and it’s important that you have a thorough understanding prior to surgery.
Ultimately, Dallas facelift surgery remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute. With proper postoperative care, the results often are spectacular! For more information, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute at 214-827-2814.