The facelift is one of cosmetic surgery’s best-known and most popular procedures. It remains extremely popular and is one of the highest-rated surgeries. Though non-surgical techniques have become more effective in recent years, many patients in Honolulu still consider a facelift to be among the best procedures. The majority of facelift candidates undergo this procedure when they notice facial wrinkling, loose skin, and a loss of facial fat as they age.
What’s Involved with a Facelift?
The standard facelift involves raising the skin off the face to allow a tightening of the tissues located underneath. The skin is repositioned for a smooth placement. Excess skin and tissue may also be removed. The result is a tightening of the face and oftentimes the neck, providing a more youthful appearance.
The Patient’s Motives and Expectations are Crucial
It’s important that patients feel at ease going into any cosmetic procedure. When it comes to a facelift, in particular, the patient is trying to remove signs of aging that can make them appear more tired and older than they feel.
Our plastic surgeon will provide comprehensive pre-op instructions, which will include a list of medications to avoid. We suggest to patients that they arrange for someone to drive them home following surgery. Patients should stay home from work and demanding activity based on the post-op instructions.
What to Expect Following a Facelift
Following surgery, being aware of what to do and when/how to do it is key to the success of your facelift. We will explain the various stages of your recovery to you in detail prior to your procedure to help you manage your expectations and heal quickly and correctly.
Are you considering a facelift? If so, we’re sure you have questions and concerns. Talk to the experts at The Ferguson Clinic in Honolulu to learn more. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation so we can discuss your goals and options.