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How to Recover Successfully From a Facelift

Are you considering a facelift procedure? Here’s your comprehensive guide to a facelift recovery to help ensure you enjoy the safest and most satisfactory outcome. 

Whether it’s due to genetics, environmental factors, or lifestyle, one of the most common signs of aging is the loss of youthful facial contours. One of the safest and most effective ways of correcting this is through a facelift, which is designed to improve visible signs of aging in your face and neck. 

Often, plastic surgeons will recommend a facelift if you have: 

  • Deep facial wrinkles along your nose and extending downwards to the mouth 
  • Deep creases above and below your eyelids 
  • A double chin 
  • Jowls 

Rejuvenate Your Appearance With Our Customized Kelowna Facelifts 

At our Kelowna private hospital, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons have the knowledge and access to state of the art equipment to help meet all your aesthetic goals in the safest and most effective way possible. 

Liposuction and breast augmentation, to facelifts and cosmetic injectables, we can create a tailored cosmetic treatment plan to give you the rejuvenation results you’re searching for. 

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What to Expect From The Facelift Recovery Period 

As with all cosmetic surgeries, a facelift period does require a recovery period. Knowing what to expect from this, and following all of your plastic surgeons after-care instructions is critical to ensuring you lower your risk of complications and enjoy the best results. 

Immediately following your facelift, it’s typical to experience symptoms such as: 

  • Itchy skin 
  • Swelling 
  • Facial tenderness or tightness 
  • Intermittent shooting pain 

Your plastic surgeon may also apply a dressing to the treatment area to promote healing and reduce any swelling and if need be, a drainage tube might be used to remove excess blood. 

Important Tip: If your facelift was performed on an outpatient basis, you must ask a trusted friend or family member to drive you home from the hospital. 

How Preparing For Surgery Can Aid in Your Recovery 

Planning for your recovery before your procedure is very important to ensure that the after-care period goes smoothly. Here are some tips to follow: 

  • Arrange for a family member or friend to help you in the days after the surgery with daily chores such as cooking, cleaning, and driving. Facelift surgery requires a strong support system, especially during the recovery period. 
  • Stick to a healthy diet. You want to be in excellent health before your surgery because a healthier body handles surgery better and also recovers faster. 
  • Stop smoking. Most plastic surgeons recommend that patients stop smoking for at least 4-6 weeks before surgery. This is important because smoking slows blood flow to the skin and increases risk during surgery. In addition, smoking can slow down your recovery and compromise your results. 
  • Avoid alcohol. Alcohol can prohibit clotting, which can lead to more bleeding, slowing down your recovery process. 

Top Tips For After-Surgery Care 

Just as preparing for surgery is important, so is taking care of your body after the procedure.

Here are some of the top aftercare tips following your facelift surgery: 

  • Read your post-operative instructions carefully and make sure you understand everything. If you need any clarification, make sure to ask your surgeon. 
  • Keep your head elevated while you sleep as this will help reduce swelling. Also, avoid sleeping on your side because this can irritate your incisions. 
  • Get a lot of rest. Cosmetic surgery is a surgery, so it’s important to treat it as such and give yourself adequate time to recover. If you overexert yourself or return to work too quickly, it can have adverse effects on your recovery and results. 
  • Start walking. While it’s important to rest, you should also start walking soon after the surgery (around the house or in the garden) as this will encourage blood circulation.


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To find out more about our customized facelift surgery and how our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you achieve the safest and most satisfactory facial rejuvenation results, visit us at  401-3320 Richter St, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1W 4V5. 

Alternatively, you can contact us at  250-868-9799 or fill in our online contact form.

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