FACELIFT EDITION: UNDERSTANDING HOW THE PROCEDURE WORKS

Time, stress and the hectic lifestyle we lead has an impact on our skin, more than we would like to believe. It can make us age faster. With time, we begin to see loose skin, deep wrinkles and fine lines. It is natural to want to fight these signs of ageing. Fillers and a strict skincare regime can help to slow down ageing, but sometimes you need a bit of an extra push. This is where facelift Toronto comes into the picture. It can reverse the impact of ageing and stress on the face and take years off it. Here is how this procedure works.

What is the target area of the procedure?

There are two types of facelifts a full one and a mini facelift. The approach is chosen based on the target area and the concerns being addressed. A facelift is carried out from the forehead to the neck. The aim of the procedure is to have a smooth consistency and flow in the appearance from the neck up. A full facelift is a cohesive approach to fighting the signs of ageing. The procedure targets specific zones where the signs of ageing are prevalent. The technique used during the procedure is dependent on the areas being targeted and the surgeon.

What does recovery look like?

After the procedure, you will be allowed to go home with an adult caregiver. Before leaving the facility, you will be provided instructions that you need to follow to the T. Following them will help make recovery a smoother process. You will be prescribed pain killers to ensure you are comfortable and antibiotics to reduce the chances of any infection. The sutures are removed about 5 days after the procedure. It is recommended to take about 2 to 3 weeks off after the procedure, and avoid any strenuous activity. Facial swelling after the surgery is normal, and bending over or doing heavy lifting can increase the blood pressure. Increased blood pressure can increase the chances of bleeding. Though you will be allowed to take a shower you can only wash your hair 3 days after the procedure.

Can it be paired with other procedures?

When planning to undergo a facelift, you can choose to undergo other procedures as well that will help to achieve comprehensive results. It is often paired with blepharoplasty/eyelid surgery, a lip lift, a CO2 laser and PRP Therapy. Though adding procedures increases costs, it will still be cheaper than getting the procedures done separately. The recovery is also shorter as compared to going through the recovery for each cosmetic treatment.

Reach out to a surgeon

A facelift procedure is customized as per the requirements of the patient. The first step to getting started is by booking a consultation. That is when the surgeon will discuss what your aesthetic goals are and whether you are the ideal candidate for them. Before planning any cosmetic procedure, it is crucial to have realistic hopes.

Christophe Rude
Christophe Rude
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