Patients always have a few questions in the back of their minds that they are just too embarrassed to ask their surgeons before or after having a facelift. Most answers you can Google and find online but the answers are often very general and may not apply to you. Although it may be embarrassing to ask certain questions, just ask! You name it, our doctors have most likely heard it.
I do not want my face to look “pulled”. Can this be prevented?
Absolutely! This is why it is so important to look at a lot of before and after pictures before selecting the right plastic surgeon. Looking at photos will allow you to see what kind of results to expect with a facelift.
What are the risks and complications associated with a facelift?
With any surgery, there is always risk. Choosing a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in the face can help minimize the risk that comes with surgery. A few risks and complications that are associated with a facelift are bleeding, permanent nerve damage, and scarring.
Should I be concerned about some constipation after my facelift? What can I do about it?
Many patients experience some constipation after surgery. General anesthesia, pain medications and dehydration can cause this. Staying hydrated both before and after surgery will help constipation pass. We often recommend stool softeners such as Dulcolax.
What will be expected of me to get the best results?
Following all of the before and after care instructions will help achieve and maintain the best result after having a facelift. Some of these instructions include stopping nicotine products and blood thinners prior to surgery. We go over all the do’s and don’ts during the patient’s pre-operative visit. There are so many factors that can impact the healing process. Learn more about the healing process HERE.
How soon after surgery can I have intercourse?
We recommend no strenuous activities that will increase your heart rate for the first ten days after facelift surgery. This period should be dedicated to healing. At that point, you can see what you can do physically without any discomfort and go from there.
Please do not hesitate to call our office with any questions that you might have before or after surgery. Contact us at (801)776-2220 or send a request HERE.