Facelift surgery is the ultimate anti-aging procedure for defining your jawline, reducing nasolabial folds, and refining your facial contour. If you have mild to moderate skin laxity and wrinkling that is no longer responding to non-surgical solutions like dermal fillers, you might be considering a more effective way to remove the years from your appearance.
Here are Dr. Stephanie Teotia’s top three tips for preparing for a facelift.
1. Find a Board-Certified Facelift Surgeon
The first step in ensuring an excellent facelift experience and a comfortable, complication-free recovery is to work with a surgeon who focuses on performing facelift procedures. Since plastic surgery is a multifaceted discipline involving many subspecialties, you should do some research to ensure you choose an expert who routinely completes this surgery.
For example, a doctor who only offers breast and body procedures may be highly experienced with these, but likely does not have the extensive knowledge of facial anatomy necessary to provide your desired outcome.
2. Make a List of Questions
Once you have narrowed down your shortlist of potential facelift surgeons, you should schedule a consultation with each one. These confidential meetings are your time to ask plenty of questions like these:
- How long have you been doing facelifts?
- Where did you complete your education and training?
- Have you earned board certification?
- Will you show me before-and-after results of previous patients?
- What is your aesthetic philosophy?
- What can I expect before, during, and after my facelift?
- How much will my facelift surgery cost?
Remember, a consultation is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with a surgeon’s personality and bedside manner, and there is no such thing as a trivial question when you are considering such a significant decision. While other physicians may rush through their consultations and pressure patients to make decisions, Dr. Teotia will give you a full hour to ask questions and understand your options.
3. Look Forward to Your Recovery
Another facelift preparation step you can take is getting ready for a smooth recovery. You can use this time as your opportunity to rest and take a mini staycation. First, ensure a responsible adult family member or friend is available to drive you home on the day of your surgery, pick up your prescription medications, and ensure you are comfortable.
You might wish to do some household chores and meal prep ahead of your surgery, so you can heal without having to worry about these daily tasks. You will also need to review all your post-procedure instructions to ensure you understand how to follow them correctly.
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Dr. Teotia has perfected an in-office lifting technique that requires no general anesthesia and takes place in a comfortable setting. This mini lift is an ideal way to attain an immediate improvement, subtly refreshing your look without lengthy downtime. You will also save money by choosing this approach, because it does not require any hospital or anesthesiologist fees.
To learn more about partnering with Dr. Teotia and her friendly team or what you need to know to begin your aesthetic journey, contact us today.