Are the creases around your nose, mouth and chin causing you to consider plastic surgery? Do you often find yourself staring in a mirror and gently pulling up on the sides of your face to tighten up sagging cheeks or improve the appearance of jowls?
Facelift is a tried-and-true solution to many common signs of aging, including deep facial wrinkles, jowls and sagging skin. Here, Dr. Ary Krau reveals some of the secrets to getting the absolute best results with facelift.
Pick an Experienced Surgeon
Your choice of facelift surgeon is tremendously important to your ultimate results. Find someone who is very knowledgeable about facial plastic surgery and stays up to date on all advances in facelift techniques and technology. Ideally, you want to pick a surgeon that performs facelift at least on a weekly basis and has a documented track record of great results.
Understand Your Treatment Options
Another secret to getting the best facelift results is to research your procedure options the same way you would if you were shopping for a new car or household appliance. There are many ways to improve the appearance of your facial features, and you should be sure that facelift is the most suitable option for you.
Educate yourself about the different types of facelift procedures and nonsurgical alternatives. Be candid with your facelift surgeon when discussing your goals so the two of you are on the same page when developing your treatment plan.
Set the Right Expectations
Dr. Krau addressed expectations extensively in his last blog post, but here’s a refresher: Make sure you understand what facelift can and cannot reasonably accomplish. Pursue plastic surgery for your own personal desire for self-improvement, and not at the behest of someone else. Avoid trying to replicate someone else’s features; instead, focus on improving your own unique facial anatomy.
Recruit Assistance for Recovery
Following Dr. Krau’s post-operative instructions reduces the risk of complications that can affect your final facelift results. He will ask you to rest, relax and avoid some of your normal activities in the days and weeks following surgery. Recruiting assistance from a family member or friend to run errands, cook and clean will allow you time to recuperate and resist the urge to do more than you are supposed to.
Now that you have a better idea of how to maximize your chances of facelift success, it’s time to book a consultation with a knowledgeable expert. Request an appointment with Dr. Krau today by calling or emailing our practice.