5 Things To Do Before Getting a Facelift

  1. Ask Questions

It’s important to ask as many questions you can think of before getting a facelift. The best thing to do is to write your questions down prior to your consultation so you’re prepared. The minute you get to the office, excitement and nerves may kick in and patients tend to forget some of their questions. We encourage our patients to ask as many questions as they need so they are best prepared for surgery.

  1. Get Educated on the Different Types of Facelifts

There is not just one type of facelift, there are several. Facelifts are very individual because every patient is going to be in a different stage of the aging process, will have different facial concerns and completely different facial features. It’s important that the facelift technique addresses the deep muscle tissues. If it does not address the deep muscle tissues, your facelift will likely look “pulled” and will not be long-lasting.


  • Traditional Facelift: addresses saggy muscles and skin in the cheek or midface areas, jowls/ lower face and the neck
  • MACSlift (mini-facelift): smaller or lesser version of the traditional facelift – best suited for patients whose primary concerns are with their jowls and midface
  1. Address Your Skepticism

Patients that are interested in facelift surgery are fearful of looking “pulled” or having a “wind tunnel” look. Going to a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in facial plastic surgery can prevent you from looking unnatural. Our surgeons also encourage patients to look at many before and after photos to get an idea of their aesthetic sense.

  1. Prepare For Your Surgery

Here at Utah Facial Plastics, we schedule a pre-operative appointment with surgery patients about 2 weeks prior to their procedure. When our patients come in for their pre-op visit we discuss all of the medications they are going to receive and when to start taking them. We also talk about any vitamins or medications that they need to stop taking prior to surgery. This is an important visit to help you be prepared for your procedure. During this appointment, we explain everything you need to know about wound care, risks and benefits, and your surgeon will finalize the surgical plan.

  1. Understand the Recovery Process

The recovery process for either the traditional facelift or MACSlift is approximately 2-3 weeks. Bruising and swelling may still be present but can typically be covered up with makeup. We like to make sure our patients are aware of the recovery process to ensure their facelift experience goes smoothly.

For more information about facelifts, please call our office at (801)776-2220 or contact us HERE.

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