No one wants to have to deal with the aging process but everyone faces it. When lines, wrinkles, and sagging are occurring, individuals often feel as if they are no longer as attractive as they once were. To overcome the signs of aging, there is a surgical procedure called a facelift. Facelifts can dramatically improve the way the face looks so a person can regain their confidence in their appearance. Because this procedure is surgical in nature, knowing what to expect is important.
What Happens During a Facelift?
Facelifts remove excess skin and reposition the skin so it is smooth and taut. This helps to remove the sagging and smoothes lines and wrinkles. Incisions for a facelift are typically made in the hairline, behind the ears, and under the chin. The incisions are made in these areas so no scarring will show after the healing process takes place.
Facelifts are done on an outpatient basis, while a patient is under the effects of general anesthesia. This is why it is imperative an individual has someone to take them home and be there with them for at least twenty-four hours.
The Healing Process
Rest is important for the first few days after treatment. Keeping the head elevated during sleep will help alleviate discomfort and reduce swelling and bruising. The doctor may prescribe pain medications and the patient may be asked to use ice to prevent swelling.
The stitches will typically be removed after five days and healing will continue to take place for several weeks. Most people will be able to return to work in about ten days, depending on the type of work they do.
Following the instructions of the surgeon is vital for the healing process to take place. With healing, the face will slowly begin to transform so a person can look much younger than they once did.
To get started on uncovering your youthful appearance, call the office right away to schedule a consultation appointment. View Dr Zacharia’s Twitter account to learn more information about the many treatment options his office offers. With a facelift, you can turn back the clock.