5 Things to Know Before a Facelift
In doing research online about facelifts, it’s likely you’ll inevitably run into false or misleading information about the results and recovery Dr. Hetal Fichadia, is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with ample experience in noninvasive treatments and cosmetic surgery. These are some common questions that she wants you to have the answers to:
A popular theory going around, is that facial exercises work just as going to the gym works for body toning. No matter how often you do facial exercises, you won’t get rid of wrinkles. In these cases, something less invasive from Dr. Fichadia such as Botox is a temporary option while Facelifts provide a more permanent solution. In general, if you can pinch your skin on the outer cheek creating excess skin anywhere from 1-2 cm, you will benefit from a facelift.
How do you know when it’s time for a facelift? If you have tried less invasive treatments that are no longer providing your desired results, or you want a more permanent solution, it could be time to schedule a facelift.
No other procedure will correct sagging skin and wrinkles permanently like a surgical facelift.
Set aside at least one week for postoperative pain to resolve and stitches to be removed. Many people return to work after the first week. Bruising and a complete visual recovery can take up to two to three weeks total; Fortunately, an added benefit of wearing a mask these days is that hardly anyone will be able to visualize this bruising. Dr. Fichadia will schedule follow up visits to assure a speedy recovery.
The beauty of facelifts is that it provides a more permanent solution to reversing the signs of aging. While postoperative swelling lasts for around six months on average, immediately following your surgery, you will appreciate a more rejuvenated and smoother jawline, and more lifted facial appearance.
Dr. Fichadia is committed to making sure you enjoy maximal benefits from your facelift results. She will focus beyond the procedure itself by incorporating factors such as your unique anatomy, skin type, and diet. She also focuses on creating more youthful contour by lifting the deeper tissue and muscle layers closer together to create a firmer, more youthful appearance.
To get the best results from facelifts, seek a board-certified surgeon with experience in facelifts. Ask to see before and after photos of previous patients and examine the facility. Search the doctor’s name online and look for reviews, or ask others for recommendations.
Want to learn more? Schedule a consultation by calling our office, located in Portland, OR, or filling out an online contact form. Be sure to bring a photograph of yourself 10 to 15 years prior so that Dr. Fichadia can assess your natural anatomy at the appointment.