How to Get the Best Results with Facelift Surgery

Getting the Best Results with Facelift Surgery

Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has successfully performed facelift surgery on thousands of thrilled men and women, who look love how they look younger and more attractive.

In this article he discusses some steps you can take to ensure you get the best results from your facelift surgery 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 board certified. Although they may be cheaper, remember that 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 facial features. More seriously, nerve damage, trouble swallowing, and vocal or vision problems can result if your facelift surgeon is not board certified and highly experienced.

Facelift Surgery: Realistic Expectation

The best facelift candidates have realistic expectations. A good facelift should 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, however, other surgical procedures that can more dramatically change your appearance – including nose jobs (rhinoplasty), eyelid lifts, and even cheek and jaw implants.

A facelift alone typically offers the most satisfying results for patients who wish to tighten lose, lax, or sagging skin.  However, if you have specific features you wish to improve, a facelift can be combined with blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), rhinoplasty (facelift) or other plastic surgeries.

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 plastic surgeon’s pre- and post-operative instructions. Dr. Ali will provide you with detailed written instructions for both pre-operative and post-operative care.

Typically, should refrain from certain supplements, OTC medicines, and consuming alcohol, aspirin or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen) before their facelift – and for several weeks afterwards.

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 also help the incisions to properly heal and will assist in keeping 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 to three weeks following a facelift will help prevent swelling.

Facelift Surgery – Birmingham, MI

If you are considering facelift surgery, Dr. Ali will offer you a discreet, no pressure consultation in his Birmingham, MI soffice 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 board certified plastic surgeon, and one of the Birmingham, MI area’s top facelift doctors. He has helped hundreds of men and women in Birmingham, MI and the greater Detroit area, and Southeast Michigan look younger and more attractive with facelift surgery! And, financing options are also available.

Birmingham, MI Facelift Consultation: 248-335-7200