How to Prepare for Your Facelift Surgery

A woman smiling and pointing to her face after getting a facelift facelift, or a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve the visible signs of facial and neck aging. As with any surgical procedure, proper preparation is essential to ensure a safe and successful outcome. 

By taking the necessary steps and following your surgeon’s instructions, you can enhance your overall experience and set the stage for a seamless recovery process.

Pre-operative Medical Evaluation 

Before undergoing a facelift surgery, you must undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation. This evaluation will thoroughly review your medical history, including past surgeries, medications, and pre-existing conditions. You may also need other tests, such as blood work, to assess your overall health and identify potential risks or concerns.

During this evaluation, be transparent about your health history, lifestyle habits, and any supplements or medications you currently take. Your surgeon will use this information to develop a customized surgical plan and provide you with specific preoperative instructions.

Lifestyle Adjustments and Precautions 

In the weeks following your facelift surgery, your surgeon may recommend making certain lifestyle adjustments and taking precautions to ensure a safe and successful procedure. This may include:

  • Quitting Smoking: Smoking can impair healing and increase the risk of complications, so it’s essential to quit well in advance of your surgery.
  • Adjusting Medications: You will receive advice to stop taking certain medications, such as blood thinners or supplements, as they can increase the risk of excessive bleeding during the procedure.
  • Preparing for Recovery: Make arrangements for someone to assist you during the initial recovery period. You’ll need help with daily activities and transportation.

Pre-operative Instructions 

You will receive personalized pre-operative instructions from your surgeon. These instructions could include what supplements or medications to avoid, how to prepare your skin and hair for the procedure, and when to cease eating and drinking before the procedure.

Follow these instructions carefully to ensure your safety and the success of the procedure. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to discuss them with your surgeon or their team.

Prepare for Your Facelift in Salt Lake City & Park City, Utah

At Saltz Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to providing you with the best possible care as you prepare for your facelift. Dr. Renato Saltz and our experienced team are here to support you every step of the way.

To discuss your facelift surgery or schedule a consultation, call our Salt Lake City office at (801) 274-9500 or our Park City office at (435) 655-6612. You can also reach out through our website for more information. Let’s work together to achieve the results you desire.

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