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If you’re planning to have a facelift, you may be anxious about what to expect. It’s important to know what to do and what questions to ask before your facelift procedure in order to help calm your nerves. Here are a few more ways to ease your potential worries and gain a little reassurance.

Do Your Research

Look into online medical forums or group discussions to hear from others who have experienced a facelift themselves. Also try searching for reputable sources online, but be sure to bring in your findings to go over them with your doctor.

Knowing what to expect prior to your facelift surgery can help you stay calm and relaxed.

Talk to Someone You Trust

Even before going to your doctor with questions about your upcoming facelift surgery, it could be helpful to speak with a friend, family member or trusted neighbor about any lingering concerns you may have. That way, you’re able to talk things out to make sure you don’t forget to have certain questions answered.

Try to Relax

The stresses of everyday life can be enough to warrant learning certain relaxation methods in addition to worrying about an upcoming surgery. Practicing meditation and slow breathing exercises can help reduce stress levels and lower blood pressure. You can even try doing yoga, going for a daily walk or taking a soothing bath to relax.

Keep Your Mind Busy

Mental activity is just as important as physical activity when trying to destress. Staying occupied by listening to music, doing some cooking or keeping your brain sharp with trivia and puzzles are healthy distraction options.When thinking about what questions to ask before a facelift, take the time to write them down so that you remember everything you want to discuss with your doctor. Go through every step with him or her so that you can be calm and relaxed before your facelift surgery

Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

See Below Dr. Kolder’s Procedure Videos.

Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”