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3 Things You Need To Know About A Facelift

by Caitlin Obara

There are many men and women who are looking for an option to make their skin look younger and healthier. You can choose from a variety of different options, including a full facelift, a mini lift, or even just a lift of the cheeks. The important thing is to prepare yourself before you get the surgery. Here are some things you should know about getting a facelift:

1. Be Realistic About The End Result

There is nothing that will be a cure-all to all your problems. Getting a facelift doesn't mean that all of the sudden you will have the exact skin and face that you want. The lift will only change so much. Before you get the surgery you need to talk to your doctor about what to expect with your results. Have them show you before and after pictures so that you can see what is normal for other people. These won't be the photos that they use to advertise their services; these need to be photos of real clients who have had the work done. This will help you to be more realistic about the progress you should expect.

2. Prepare Ahead For The Recovery

Recovery is so important to getting the results that you want. If you try to rush the process and push your body too hard it can hurt your progress, additionally it can damage your body. This is why you need to understand how much recovery will take. You may need to take a week off of work. Right after the surgery there will be a lot of swelling and pain. There will be no way you can re-enter your normal life. You will need a couple days to deal with the swelling and pain, until you even see results, let alone be able to resume normal activities. You will also need to prepare your house for recovery as well as have plenty of meals and medications on hand for food and pain management.

3. Find The Right Doctor

Before you do a surgery like this it is important to make sure that you are researching the right doctor for you. There are different doctors who specialize in different kinds of procedures. Make sure you talk to other people who have used this doctor before you commit. With social media you can follow hashtags and ask other people what their experience was. This will help you know if the doctor is good for you.

By understanding these things, you can be prepared for a facelift. Contact a doctor like William M. Parell, MD, PSC for more information and assistance.