You have made the decision to conquer the signs of aging on your face and neck with a facelift procedure. You are getting excited and preparing for your new younger look, but the unknown of any medical procedure can make people a bit uneasy. Knowing what to expect after your procedure and during recovery can help put your mind at ease. This little guide gives you an idea of what to expect with recovery and when to expect to see those amazing facelift results.
(Updated for 2019) By now, all of America (and perhaps the world) has seen the amazing transformation of Mama June Shannon as documented in the recent WE TV reality series “Mama June: From Not to Hot.” Now meet the Doctor behind her amazing new body. Last fall, Dr. Daniel Kolder, a plastic surgeon in Ventura County met with the reality star after she had lost nearly 300 pounds via diet, exercise, and gastric sleeve surgery. While the 37 year old had achieved her weight loss goals, she[...]
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[...]
After your facelift, expect to come home with some swelling, bruising and tenderness.
While these symptoms are typically manageable and will gradually improve as your body heals, there are a few things you can do to reduce swelling and bruising after facelift surgery.
1. Keep Your Head Elevated
Try to keep your head elevated as much as possible in the first few days after your facial plastic surgery to reduce swelling. Some people find that sleeping in a recliner or propped up on several pillows[...]
After getting a facelift, you can expect to still look like yourself—just a younger, revitalized version.
If you’re wondering how you can make your facelift last for many years to come, take a look at these four important tips to follow for great skin.
1. Protect Your Skin from the Sun
The sun’s UV rays can wreak havoc on your skin, causing lines, wrinkles, sagging and age spots. To help prolong your facelift results, avoid deliberate tanning, wear a wide-brimmed sunhat, use sunscreen and seek shade.[...]
So you’ve already met with a board-certified plastic surgeon and are planning your facelift procedure. Congratulations! This can be an exciting time, but it can also feel a little overwhelming. These three prep tips should give you a good idea of what to do before your facelift so you can rest assured you’re ready for the big day. (more…)