Getting a facelift is exciting, but at the same time, it can be daunting. Before you can see your final results, you need to heal. And as with any surgery, the most difficult part comes in the days and weeks following the procedure.
Facelift recovery, in general, isn’t as difficult as with body plastic surgeries. Still, you’ll need to take steps to make it as comfortable as possible for you.
Here are three facial plastic surgery recovery steps you can implement to ensure the days and weeks after your facelift go as smoothly as possible.
Lean on Your Support Team
The recovery period is never a breeze, but it can be made smoother with the right approach.
If you are used to doing everything yourself, this can be difficult, but it is a must. You’ll need people around you to support you and take care of a lot of physical tasks (and some of the mental ones, too). Don’t push yourself. Not only is this stressful, but it can be dangerous.
Follow Your Aftercare Instructions Carefully
Your doctor will offer you a set of instructions that are tailored to your needs. These instructions are meant to help you heal, reduce swelling, increase comfort and most of all, keep you safe. Follow them to a T.
Steer Clear of the Mirror
OK, this one isn’t necessary across the board, but we still recommend it. Right after a facelift, you can’t see the results of the surgery, but you can see the bruising, swelling, redness, incisions and more. Even when you know this is coming, it can be overwhelming.
Of course, we’ll be right there with you as you recover. For more information or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Pugao, call the office at 575-521-7111 or reach out using our contact form.