A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a type of facial rejuvenation and one of the most common cosmetic surgical procedures conducted in the United States. It’s an involved procedure and one that takes around three to four hours to complete.
Dr. Anthony Farole, a board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon, conducts facelifts from his practice in Bala Cynwyd, PA. Before getting a facelift, it makes sense to prepare for the procedure correctly. Here’s what you need to do:
Your Facelift Consultation
As you can imagine, a facelift is a significant procedure, and so Dr. Farole must understand your cosmetic goals before commencing it.
He will ask you some questions regarding your medical history. You should provide full details of any medical conditions and drug allergies you have, along with information on current medical treatments.
It’s also a good idea to supply Dr. Farole with full details on any current medications you take, including vitamins and herbal supplements. You must also tell him if you drink, smoke, or consume any recreational drugs.
During your facelift consultation, Dr. Farole will also examine and take photographs and measurements of your face. He will then use those details to discuss your facelift options.
Remember that the facelift consultation is your opportunity to ask Dr. Farole any questions you have or address any concerns about the procedure. It can make sense to prepare a list of questions to ask during the consultation.
Refrain From Smoking
Dr. Farole will ask whether you’re a smoker or not because smoking will impede the healing process. If you do smoke, he will ask you to refrain from smoking before and after the procedure temporarily.
It’s also important to note that smoking can also directly impact the results of your facelift. Put simply, if you want to enjoy optimal results, you should give up smoking for a few weeks before and after your facelift.
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Plan Your Rejuvenation Day
You should also plan your facial rejuvenation day well in advance. For example, you should ensure that you’ve got a comfortable space at home to recover, as the recovery time is typically one to three weeks post-procedure.
It’s also essential you arrange for someone to take you and collect you from Dr. Farole’s practice. That’s because once the procedure is complete, you will not be in a position to drive yourself home.
Finally, make sure that you’ve got family members or friends available to check on you each day during the recovery period.
Having a facelift is an important milestone in your life, and it’s a time that you will undoubtedly look forward to reaching. After all: you will soon end up with a rejuvenated appearance and enjoy a confidence boost.
You’re in safe hands with Dr. Farole as he’s a cosmetic surgeon, and he wants to ensure that you end up with the best possible results from the procedure.
Am I A Candidate For A Facelift?
You could be a good candidate for a facelift if you’re a healthy individual, ideally a non-smoker, that wants a long-term facial rejuvenation solution and has a positive outlook with realistic expectations.
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Take the Next Step
Are you interested in learning more about facelifts? Schedule a consultation at Dr. Farole’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA by giving us a call at (610) 668-3300 today.