4 Steps to Prepare for Facelift Surgery
1. Get your post-op recovery plan.
The best way to prepare for your facelift surgery is to have a clear idea of what you’ll need to do after your procedure. For that reason, we recommend aligning with your plastic surgeon on what your post-op recovery plan will look like, including what appointments you’ll need to attend for follow-up care.
Make sure you have a clear understanding of what will go into your recovery. That way, the only thing you need to focus on after your facelift surgery is healing and relaxing.
2. Stop smoking.
Whether you smoke traditional tobacco products or vape, you should stop smoking at least six weeks before your facelift surgery. This is the bare minimum needed to prevent surgical complications and risks that are associated with smoking and surgery.
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3. Use the right skincare products.
At Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, we provide our facelift patients with a precise skincare regimen that they can use in the comfort of their own home. This regimen is designed to prepare their complexion for surgery, as well as ensure there are no other complexion issues that may affect healing or exacerbate discomfort after surgery (like excessive dryness).
4. Get friends and family involved.
Preparing for facelift surgery means understanding who is going to be around to help you when you need it the most. We recommend arranging for the following help well before your surgical date:
- Transportation to and from the surgical center
- Care during the first 48 hours after surgery
- Regular check-ins
- Transportation to and from follow-up appointments during the first week of recovery
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