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What to Know Before Your Facelift in Chicago

Posted on August 27th, 2018 by Dr. Michael M. Horn

Any type of cosmetic surgery is scary, but in many cases, the benefits outweigh the fear. If you are interested in getting a facelift in Chicago, find out what to expect before and after the procedure.

Preparation

If you smoke, you will be asked to stop at least two weeks prior to surgery and for a period of time after surgery. Smoking can interfere with your body’s ability to heal and can cause serious complications. You will be asked about your medications, including over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and supplements. The more information that your surgeon knows about your body, the better results you will have. Last, you will need to arrange for a family member or friend to drive you home after surgery and tend to you the first few days of recovery.

Recovery

Curious as to what you should expect after your facelift in Chicago? After your surgery, you may experience slight pain that can be treated by medication prescribed by your doctor. The general recovery period is around 10 days, and stitches are normally removed after the first week. Temporary bruising and swelling are normal; ice packs will help with this. Some tips for a faster recovery are:

 

  • Keep your head elevated
  • Avoid strenuous activity
  • Have someone you trust there to help you with tasks
  • Be honest with your surgeon about any serious discomfort

How Long Will the Results Last?

Although no plastic surgeon can guarantee the precise amount of time your results with last, the effects of a facelift typically last for years before any touch-ups are needed. To prolong your results, try to stay out of the sun, wear sunscreen, eat a healthy diet and choose the right skincare routine.

Contact the Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule your facelift in Chicago!

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Dr. Michael A. Horn, M.D.

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