Aging can make you feel like your self-esteem has been deflated and like your skin is sagging to your knees. If you have started to lose elasticity around your face, you may want to consider getting a facial procedure like a facelift from Dr. Tom F. Crais. To help you better understand this procedure, however, we have created a brief guide to three things to know. Read on to learn more.
It Takes 4-6 Months to Fully Recover
If you have a big event like a wedding to attend in just a few weeks, you will want to postpone your facelift until afterward. Although most of the swelling from your facelift should subside after about three weeks, it will take your body a full four to six months to fully recover. So, try to plan your facelift far enough in advance that you won’t have a big event to attend or vacation to go on until after you have fully recovered.
Your Sutures May Be Itchy
One of the hardest parts about your recovery— other than the pain— is that your sutures may be itchy as they heal. Make sure to not scratch the skin around your sutures because this could cause them to come loose. To help combat the itchiness, we encourage our patients to keep the skin around their sutures moisturized.
R&R Are Your Best Friend
If you have been looking for an excuse to lay in bed all day and watch movies, your time has arrived. When it comes to recovering from a facelift, rest are your best friend. By giving your body the time it needs to rejuvenate itself and heal, you can recover faster and more comfortably.
If you would like to learn more about the ins and outs of facelifts, contact Dr. Tom F. Crais today to schedule a consultation appointment.