Facelifts are one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States each year, but patients often have many questions before deciding to undergo the procedure. The following are a few frequently asked questions that can jump-start your initial consultation with Dr. Stong.
- Am I a good candidate for a facelift? A strong facelift candidate is someone in good health who has no major underlying medical concerns. The best facelift patients are also concerned about the level of facial sagging and excess skin on their face, but still have some level of skin elasticity. They are also realistic about their expected results. To best determine if this procedure is right for you, though, it’s important to consult directly with an accredited plastic surgeon such as Dr. Stong.
- Are facelifts painful? In most cases, facelifts are not considered overly painful and many patients take little to no pain medication afterwards. Some patients may experience some numbness that usually resolves over a 12-18 month period of time.
- How long does it take to recover from a facelift? The answer to this question can be as individualized as the person receiving the procedure, so it’s important to ask your plastic surgeon how long it will be before you can return to your regular activities. On average, initial recovery from a facelift takes up to two weeks.
- How long does it take to see results? Patients are often able to see some results as soon as their post-operative dressings come off, but there will still be some swelling and bruising. Your plastic surgeon can offer more specific answers during your pre-op appointments, after you’ve determined which type of facelift you’ll undergo.
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It’s important to remember, too, that the answers to these questions can vary greatly from person to person, depending on your unique skin, medical, and personal histories. Schedule your consultation with Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery, LCC, and Dr. Stong today to determine whether our facelift procedures are right for you.
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