When it comes to facial rejuvenation, facelift is still considered the gold standard. Facelift, otherwise known as facial rhytidectomy, drastically improves signs of aging in the face and entails repositioning deep facial soft tissue and tightening the overlying skin. A Dallas facelift benefits the patient by creating a rested, more youthful appearance, and can increase self-confidence.
Dallas facelift surgeon Dr. Sam Jejurikar regularly performs other procedures in combination with facelift. The most common procedures combined with a facelift include neck lift, brow lift, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), chin augmentation, lip augmentation, rhinoplasty, laser skin resurfacing, and Botox injection. The advantages to the patient by adding additional procedures during a facelift are one recovery period while having multiple facial cosmetic concerns addressed.
Having facelift surgery is a big undertaking and patients should have specific, but realistic goals for the improvement of their appearance. Undergoing a facelift requires at least 2-3 weeks of downtime and it is important that the patient has a reliable support system to aid her or him in recovery. The patient should be physically healthy and not smoking prior to surgery. It is imperative that patients follow the facelift pre and post operative instructions given by Dr. Jejurikar to ensure optimal surgical results.
Patients will experience swelling, bruising, and numbness in the first few days following facelift surgery. Bromelain Sulfate and Arnica Montana, taken in one convenient formula called Arnica Forte, and multi-vitamins can help minimize swelling and bruising quickly after surgery. The patients can also expect bandages to be placed around the face post-operatively to minimize swelling and bruising. There will also be stitches along the incisions, and dressings around other areas of the face and neck if additional procedures have been performed.
Facelift and other facial cosmetic surgery can substantially reverse and slow down the aging process. With proper postoperative care, the results can be spectacular and well worth the experience! For more information and to book a consultation with Dr. Jejurikar at Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, please contact his office at 214-827-2814.