Facelift Basics

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As we age, it’s only natural to want to keep our youthful appearance. If you’re considering an Orlando facelift, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has a wealth of useful information. The following are a few basics about facelift surgery:

What a facelift does and doesn’t do?

Known as a hysterectomy in medical parlance, a facelift reduces signs of aging around the neck and head such as midface sagging, deep creases, loose skin and loss of muscle tone. While a facelift can make you look younger, it can’t actually stop the aging process and may even need to be repeated within five to ten years.

Consultation and preparation

Your doctor will ask you about your expectations, your medical history and any medications or supplements you are taking. In order to get the best results, it’s extremely important to be honest and answer questions as truthfully as possible. Your doctor should also discuss your treatment options as well as what type of anesthesia will be used.

Before the facelift, you will be given specific instructions on preparing for the procedure. You may be asked to avoid taking aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs, or to adjust certain medications. If you smoke, you may be asked to quit.

The procedure

Before the facelift you may be given either sedation or general anesthesia, depending on what your doctor feels is best. There are several different procedures commonly done during a facelift including wrinkle reduction, soft tissue augmentation and resurfacing techniques. Many procedures are done on an outpatient basis and you’ll be free to go home afterwards.

Recovery

Just as there are special instructions to follow before a facelift, it’s important to follow post-procedure instructions as well. It will take several days to see results but those results last for years. If you want to find out more, fill out a form and begin your journey to a younger-looking you.