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Face-lift: Everything You Should Know About It Before Undergoing

What is a facelift?

What to expect


Is it worth it?




However, the following points should be considered before going undergoing:

  • Facelift surgery isn’t recommended for anyone who has a serious medical problem, and the person should be in a good mental and physical health condition.
  • Patients with diabetes and high blood pressure have a higher risk of complications.
  • Cigarette smoking and tobacco use can increase the risk of complications after the procedure. It can interfere with the process of wound healing.
  • It’s important to have a reasonable expectation and also remember that the facelift can not stop the overall aging process.
  • Bone structure and good skin elasticity will render the best results.
  • Patients should stop taking aspirin and other blood thinners for at least one week before the surgery.

It is important to have realistic expectations when undergoing any cosmetic surgery. The results are in general permanent.


  • A lot of patients experience certain discomfort, however, medication often relieves the tenderness.
  • Swelling and bruising will be at their worst after two days, and can even persist for a 2 to 5 days. Normally the recovery can take around 2 weeks, and vigorous activity may resume after the fourth week.
  • Sutures are removed after 5 to 10 days.
  • Bandages and incisions should be kept dry, and the person should follow all the specific guidelines about bathing and washing.
  • It’s important to follow the surgeon’s instructions, as this will enhance the speed of healing process.
  • Muscle stiffness and numbness is normal for some time period. Scars can take a year to fade away and tone down.
  • It’s important to remember that genetics play its own role, but a healthy lifestyle followed with a balanced diet and a sufficient workout can also help in maintaining the appearance of the skin.
  • Discard smoking and limit the alcohol intake, sun exposure, stress,  and contact with all sorts of pollutants that can help to extend the youthful appearance of the skin.

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