How to Get the Best Results with Facelift Surgery

Getting the Best Results with Facelift Surgery

Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has successfully performed facelifts on thousands of thrilled men and women, who look younger and more attractive.

In this article he discusses some steps you can take to ensure you get the best results from a facelift procedure.

Choosing a Facelift Surgeon

Choosing the right surgeon is the first step toward successful facelift surgery. A board certified plastic surgeon will have hundreds of hours of training and experience performing facelifts – and will be up on the latest procedures and best techniques.

Avoid doctors (or dentists!) who do facelifts “on the side” of their regular practice and are not certified. Although they may be cheaper, you get what you pay for.

An inexperienced or untrained surgeon can make mistakes that end up causing a stretched appearance, lumps or bumps, facial drooping or uneven features. More seriously, nerve damage, trouble swallowing, and vocal or vision problems can result if your surgeon is not highly experienced.

Facelift Surgery: Realistic Expectation

The best facelift candidates have realistic expectations. A good facelift will make you look like a natural, younger, more attractive version of yourself. However, a facelift is not a procedure that will make you look like someone else.

There are other surgical procedures that can more dramatically change your appearance – including nose jobs (rhinoplasty), eyelid lifts, and even cheek and jaw implants.

For example, if you do not have well-defined underlying bone structure, a facelift alone may offer satisfying results. So if you have less distinct features may benefit from facial implants as an alternative, or addition to, a facelift.

Dr. Ali will take the time to discuss your appearance goals – so you can make the right decision about which procedures are best for you.

Facelift Surgery: Following Instructions

The best results in facelift surgery are obtained by patients are committed to following their surgeon’s pre- and post-operative instructions. Dr. Ali will provide you with detailed written instructions for pre-operative and post-operative care.

For example, patients should not consume alcohol, aspirin or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen) before their facelift – and for several days or weeks afterwards until the plastic surgeon tells them that it is OK.

Patients who walk around three or four times a day after their facelift, boost circulation and prevent the development of blood clots in the legs.  Not bending over, and not lifting heavy objects until the plastic surgeon allows it will help the incisions to properly heal and keep your results “in place.”

Of course, avoiding smoking before and after facelift surgery dramatically improves the body’s ability to heal quickly and properly. And taking your full course of prescribed antibiotics will prevent the risk of an infection after your facelift.

Sleeping position is also important post facelift surgery. Patients who sleep with their head elevated for about two weeks following a facelift will help prevent swelling.

Top Facelift Surgeon – Birmingham, MI

If you are considering a facelift Dr. Ali will offer you a discreet, no pressure consultation in his Birmingham surgical office to explain your options, answer all of your questions, and help you select the facelift procedure that is right for you.

Dr. Ali  is a double board certified plastic surgeon, and the Birmingham, Michigan area’s top facelift doctor. He has helped hundreds of men and women in Birmingham, the greater Detroit area, and Southeast Michigan look younger and more attractive with facelift surgery! And, financing options are also available.

Birmingham Facelift Consultation: 248-335-7200