If you rely on traditional methods to treat wrinkles and fine lines, you have likely been disappointed with the short-lived results that they offer. Fortunately, advanced skincare options provide long-lasting results that look natural. A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that targets wrinkles and fine lines and contours your face. While there is much to consider when having a facelift, having it with the right cosmetic surgeon can make all the difference.
At Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, we offer a range of facelift procedures. If you want to know more about how we can address your skin concerns, call us to schedule a consultation.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is also known as Rhytidectomy. It is a surgical procedure that rearranges the skin, tissue, and muscles on your face to improve your contours and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. When the skin on your face is lifted, the underlying facial structure will be altered to give your face a more defined appearance. The process involves working on your fat and tightening your muscles to tone your face. If there is any excess fat in the target area, we will remove it with liposuction.
Like many people, you may be concerned with many aspects of a surgical procedure. From the moment you schedule a consultation with us, we will guide and support you until the end. We are patient-focused and strive to create a calm and relaxed environment so that you can enjoy your experience. We will be with you through the preparation, procedure, and recovery of your facelift process. Knowing how to prepare yourself in all aspects can help you to go into your surgery feeling confident.
Preparing For Your Facelift
There is a lot to think about when considering facelift surgery. We have you covered with a comprehensive guide to preparing yourself in every way for your surgery.
One aspect that not many people think about due to all the details of the surgery is the financial aspect. Before having your surgery, we will walk you through all your financial options. Knowing how much your Rhytidectomy will cost and how you will pay for it can eliminate a lot of unnecessary stress.
Adjust Your Prescription Medication
Making adjustments or changing medications may be necessary before your facelift surgery. This will enhance your procedure.
If you are a smoker, you will know it is challenging to stop smoking. However, the use of nicotine is strictly off-limits when preparing for your facelift. Nicotine restricts blood flow and may cause complications during your procedure.
Some Over-the-Counter Medications Should Be Avoided
Blood thinning medication, such as aspirin, herbal supplements, and anti-inflammatory medication, should be avoided to decrease the risk of excessive bleeding during your surgery.
Schedule a Helping Hand
Most surgical procedures require a bit of downtime. The downtime following your facelift is important. You should focus on allowing your wounds to heal properly so that you can enjoy your results. Having an extra set of hands to assist you with strenuous daily tasks will help you recover smoothly. This includes driving to your appointment and back home after your facelift surgery.
Prepare Meals in Advance
An effective way to prepare meals for your recovery period is to cook and freeze wholesome, nutrient-rich meals before the time. This can take a load of stress off of you while you recover. You could even sign up for a meal delivery service and have hot fresh food delivered to your door daily.
Refill Your Prescriptions Ahead of Time
Make sure you refill pain medication and any other medication before your surgical procedure. This will ensure you maintain your medication regimen and avoid having to refill it while recovering.
In general, staying hydrated is essential to your health. However, extra hydration is necessary before your facelift surgery. Water is good for your body and can help you recover faster.
Have The Right Clothing
After your facelift procedure, you don’t want any clothing that constrains you. Clothes that are easy to put on and take off are ideal, such as clothing items that zip or tie. This will save you a lot of frustration and discomfort during your recovery.
Types of Facelifts
There are many types of facelift procedures. Each technique targets different areas of concern. Before deciding on a facelift procedure, we will discuss your concerns and desired goals. Here are some of the facelifts we offer:
A full facelift, as the name suggests, addresses your forehead and upper eyelids, mid-face and lower eyelids, neck, and lower face and lips. This procedure is ideal for targeting multiple areas of concern. Incisions are made in front and behind your ears to avoid visible scarring.
Deep Plane Facelift
A deep plane facelift is more advanced. It targets sagging skin in your mid-face area and replaces tissue to add volume to your cheeks.
A mini facelift requires shorter incisions and is not as invasive as the other procedures. The recovery period is also quicker, and you will have less scarring. We use local anesthesia with a variable degree of sedation.
Schedule Your Facelift Today
A facelift can offer you long-lasting, natural-looking results. Your skin will be tight and rejuvenated. If you are interested in a facelift, you know who to call. At Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, we offer Rhytidectomy. We will help you prepare for your surgery so you can have a successful facelift procedure. Give us a call at 813-703-6216 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.