When Is It The Right Time?
There is a thought that doing face exercises can help tone and tighten your face like you would your arms or abs, but this is simply not the case. Many times those workouts will only serve to exasperate the problem. if you feel like the skin on your face isn’t what it used to be and maybe is affecting your self-esteem then it may be time to look at some alternatives. There are minorly invasive procedures that could help for a time being. An example of one of these procedures is botox, but botox is something you will have to come back regularly to maintain and eventually it will stop working for you. Those that have come to this point would be in a good place to consider this procedure.
Remember that there is not any cutoff when it comes to getting this procedure, If you are healthy, you can get this procedure at any age. If you look at yourself and see some changes in your face that you really don’t like then you could benefit from this procedure.
If you feel nervous fillers can be a step further than that minimally invasive procedure, but not as much of an investment as getting this procedure will be. It is important to remember however that filler is very temporary and you will most likely want the permanent solution of this procedure if you enjoy the effect of the fillers.
The Different Types
There are actually several ways to do this procedure, they all have the same end goal: to tone and tighten your skin. However, they are different. Make sure to talk with your plastic surgeon to find out the method they think is best for you.
How Long Will the Results Last?
There isn’t a plastic surgeon that can absolutely guaranty the length of the effects of your facelift. Most can last years and then after that may only need a small touch up to last for years more. If you would like to prolong it for as long as possible then ensure to have great skin health. This means staying out of direct sun, wearing sunscreen and using moisturizers daily. Also, make sure that you are drinking enough water and eating the right type of diet for you. Talking to a skincare professional is also a great choice. They can give you personalized suggestions for your skin type. You can also incorporate other skincare regimes that are minimally invasive like laser rejuvenation as well.
What Is Recovery like?
Having this procedure is like having any other surgery. After your surgery, you should plan to have someone to drive you from the doctors’ office and stay with you at home for the first few days. The recovery process is pretty fast with your stitches being removed in a week and a full recovery in about 10 days. After the two week mark, most people are very comfortable going back to work. To make your recovery process as fast as possible make sure that you rest, eat right, and exercise before your surgery, and continue to eat right and drink a lot of water as you recover. Make sure that you have a recovery plan put in place before your surgery. Also, get the prescriptions that your doctors give you filled immediately, and take them per the doctors’ instructions exactly.
How To Minimize Any Swelling
Some swelling is apart of the healing process, but there are ways to make it a minimal as possible so that you can be more comfortable as you recover. As you lay down to make sure to keep your head as elevated as possible. This elevation will help stop some of the swellings. Also, limit the salt in your diet. Eating a high salt diet can cause your body to retain water everywhere, including your face. That water retention will make you look puffier. It may sound counter-intuitive but drink more water. As you drink water, you hydrate your body and encourages your body to get rid of water because it knows you will keep filling it up. So drink as much water as you can. Adding fruit or no-calorie flavor packs can help you keep drinking water if you miss the flavor of sodas and juices.
How Common Is Nerve Damage?
Nerve damage after a facelift is pretty uncommon and when it does happen it typically will correct itself within about 6 months to a year. Some people do state a loss of sensation during the healing process, and it can be easy to confuse nerve damage with sensation loss. The easiest way to tell the difference between loss of feeling and nerve damage is the period of time it takes you to feel better. Loss of sensation will only last of a few weeks at most. Some people feel better within a few days.
Some people report this loss of sensation as a total loss of feeling, other people feel it differently. For some instead of pain, they feel a tingling sensation similar to the feeling of a limb falling asleep. Loss of sensation and tingling some of the more common aftereffects of this procedure, but they are just apart of the recovery process. You may find that after surgery one day that you wake up without any of these symptoms entirely.
The Plastic Surgery Insititute of Miami is home to a talented and extremely qualified group of plastic surgeons who have the expertise to complete your facelift surgery with excellence. They are also here for any of your other plastic surgery needs. They offer services for your face, breast, and body as well as noninvasive procedures. The Plastic Surgery Institute of Miami has been featured on major networks such as NBC and E-News. All of their doctors are board certified and they all are specialized specifically in plastic surgery.
Contact PSI of Miami today if you’re looking for a facelift surgeon in the South Florida area.