FACELIFTS - PREPARATION
The Cosmetic Surgeon may suggest that you lose any weight before surgery to give you the best possible long lasting result. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will also suggest that you stop smoking - an important part in assisting wound healing. If you colour your hair, it is advisable to do so before surgery as it will be several weeks afterwards before it is again safe to do so. It is advisable to take a pair of sunglasses and scarf with you to hospital - this will help to hide any bruising.
If you are a smoker, or take aspirin or any other medication, your Cosmetic Surgeon will wish to discuss this with you at your consultation. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and/or resume these activities.
The Day of your Face Lift Surgery
The Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room to obtain your final consent and mark the face with a pen in preparation for your surgery. If you have any final questions it is important that you ask your Cosmetic Surgeon at this time.
A face lift & neck lift involves the skillful and careful removal of excess facial skin from the neck, chin and cheek areas, under general anaesthetic. When you wake up from your surgery you will have dressings on the face and possibly drainage tubes in place.
Painkillers will be offered if required, however it is not regarded as a painful procedure, more uncomfortable due to the 'tight' feeling. You can expect to be in hospital for 1 or 2 days, any drainage tubes will be removed before you go home.