Eventually, we all get to that point in aging where our cheeks aren’t as full as they once were, lines have shown up on our necks and our jawline isn’t as sharp. If you have reached this point, it might be time for a facelift.
Don’t rush directly into surgery, though. For the best results, you need to give yourself a little time to prepare.
What to Do before a Facelift
You might not think there is much you can do to ensure quality facelift results. After all, it is your facial cosmetic surgeon who performs the surgery. But the truth is that there is plenty you can do before and after your surgery to help avoid facelift mistakes.
Set Realistic Expectations
A little prep work before your facelift can ensure better results after.
A facelift can be transformative, but don’t expect it to make you look 20 again. It’s important to have realistic expectations for your end look and be aware of what a facelift can authentically achieve. The results for one patient can be much different for another.
To help you get a better idea of the results you can expect, ask to see before and after photos with a starting point similar to where you are now.
Take Care of Your Skin
If you are thinking about a facelift, now is the time to start pampering your skin. The healthier your skin is, the better your results will be. Invest in a good routine for both day and night and focus on eating well and hydrating.
Prepare for Recovery
Preparing for your recovery ahead of time can mean less time stressing over what you need and more time relaxing and healing. Start by setting up the help you will need for the first few days after surgery, and prepping your home to make the healing process as easy and comfortable for you as possible.
If you are ready to learn more about getting the most out of your facelift, now is the time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Pugao. Call the office at 575-521-7111 or message us through our contact page.