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Questions To Ask When Considering A Facelift

Questions To Ask When Considering A Facelift

Watching yourself age can be disheartening. Your skin no longer has the same firmness and vibrancy it did and you can see the skin sag in areas that never used to do that. If you’ve been looking in the mirror and don’t feel good about what you see, you may have considered a facelift. This common cosmetic surgery can tighten the skin while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles. A facelift is a form of plastic surgery that alters the appearance of the face by elevating the skin and tightening the underlying tissue and muscle. Before you get a facelift, you may have a few questions you want answered.

4 Common Questions About Facelifts

1. How Long Does A Facelift Last?
The results for every person will be different depending on the age you get your facelift, the condition of the skin, your lifestyle, and more. In general, the results of a facelift should last for several years, often around 10 years, before touch-ups may be desired. A large factor that determines how well your facelift holds up over time will be how you treat your skin post-surgery. After your facelift, keep UV rays off of your face by using sunscreen as well as by staying in the shade or wearing hats. Other ways to keep your skin healthy and prolong your facelift results are to avoid smoking, eat a healthy diet, and use good quality skin care products.

2. What Is The Recovery After Getting A Facelift?
You’ll want to take it easy for the first few days following your facelift, with the first day after your cosmetic surgery dedicated to bed rest. Your body will require some time to recover so try to get plenty of sleep and keep your activities limited to moving about the house for 48 to 72 hours post-surgery. Your stitches will likely be removed a week after surgery.  Between the first and third week, you can get back into your routine, although it is recommended that you avoid any heavy lifting at this time. Typically, people schedule about 2 weeks off of work and social activities after having a facelift. 

3. Are There Different Types Of Facelifts?
There are other cosmetic surgeries that focus on specific areas of the face, such as a brow lift or a neck lift. If you want a more youthful appearance but aren’t sure a full facelift is right for you, consider one of these other treatments. Consult with a plastic surgeon to help determine what cosmetic surgery will work best for your desired outcome and for your natural facial structure.

4. What Should I Look For In A Plastic Surgeon?
When you are ready to have a facelift, you will want to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has many years of experience. Your plastic surgeon should not only be knowledgeable but should also facilitate discussion during your consultation and should listen to you about your areas of concern and your desired outcomes.

Speak To A Highly Qualified Cosmetic Surgeon About Your Facelift

For top-quality plastic surgery in Kelowna, contact Peterson MD. Feel happier with your appearance and get the look you desire through the skills of one of the leading cosmetic surgeons in the Okanagan. Dr. Brian Peterson is a board-certified plastic surgeon with many years of experience and happy patients. With the extensive knowledge and skill of Dr. Peterson along with the knowledgeable staff at Peterson MD who are committed to providing patient education and satisfaction, you can feel confident you can reach your goals for facelift surgery. To schedule your consultation with Dr. Peterson, call 1-250-868-9099 or fill out the contact form.


Q: How far in advance of a special event should I have a facelift?
A: The best time to schedule a facelift surgery in advance of a special event is at least 6-8 weeks. Although you will likely feel much better in the 2-4 week period after surgery, some of the outward signs of a facelift surgery may be present for the first 6 weeks. This means that you may not feel your best when seeing friends, old and new, and taking the expected photos that are typical at such an event.

Q: Do I need to sleep sitting up after a facelift?
A: It is ideal to sleep in an elevated position for several weeks after surgery. This position reduces swelling and facilitates a faster and better healing process. Training yourself to sleep on your back is ideal during recovery and beyond.

Q: Can you combine a facelift and neck lift?
A: Yes you can! In fact, these two cosmetic surgeries complement each other very well. To learn more about combining face and neck lifts, read Combining Facelift and Neck Lift Surgery.

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