Facelifts are no walk in the park. They’re a wonderful procedure that can take years, sometime decades off your face. But you have to know when it is the right time to have one. As a plastic surgeon in Sun City and Scottsdale, Dr. Brown has years of experience with patients and their questions about facelift procedures. How will you know when a facelift surgery is right for you? Read on to find out more.
When non-surgical options have run out.
Are you using prescription strength skin care? Have you looked into Botox and fillers? We only advise our patients to consider a facelift when they’ve tried all other options. There are noninvasive and minimally invasive options that can have spectacular results. Facelift procedures have dramatic results so you need to be sure you’re ready.
Facelifts have significant downtime. Are you prepared?
After having your facelift, you should expect to be at home resting for 10-14 days following the surgery. Bruising and swelling are quite common with facelift procedures. After about two weeks, once the swelling and bruising have diminished and you can wear makeup again, people shouldn’t be able to tell you’ve had a procedure done.
Am I and will I use proper skin care before and after surgery?
Taking care of your skin is the most important part of a facelift. If you don’t use proper cleansing and nourishing products and practices, plastic surgery won’t reach its best results. It’s similar to buying a new car and not maintaining oil changes. Upkeep is mandatory.
Facelifts don’t last forever.
As with purchasing a new car, you will have to perform maintenance after some time. The length of time that a facelift will have the desired results greatly depends on the person. It depends on your skin care regimen, age, weight loss or gain, genetics and more. To learn more, you can speak with Dr. Brown about the next steps in the years following a facelift.
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What are your concerns?
Speaking with Dr. Brown or any other plastic surgeon before a facelift is imperative. You want to make sure all your questions about facelifts are addressed adequately. We rarely meet a patient who has no reservations about undergoing a facelift. We want to make sure we’ve answered every last one of your questions so you can feel confident and comfortable when you walk into your facelift appointment.
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It’s also important to listen to the plastic surgeon’s recommendations. Dr. Brown will give you an honest, well thought surgical opinion when it comes to having aesthetic procedures. He will answer your questions about facelifts and also offer you his expert opinion. If he doesn’t believe you’re a good candidate for a facelift or other cosmetic procedure, he will communicate his concerns and discuss alternatives. Dr. Brown is all about setting up realistic expectations.
For more answers to your questions about facelift procedures or to schedule a consultation, call our plastic surgery office in Sun City or Scottsdale at 480-947-2455.