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Choosing the Right Procedures

I have worked as a receptionist at a popular cosmetic surgery office for the past ten years, and I have seen every type of cosmetic surgery and recovery that you could imagine. Unfortunately, some patients are much better at choosing their procedures than others. For example, we had one patient that opted to have ten nose jobs in a row, which lead to a deformed bridge and a super tiny nose tip. Unfortunately, when she came back a few months later to have the problem corrected, the doctors didn't have enough tissue to work with. On my website, you will learn how to decide which procedures are right for you, so that you aren't left regretting your decisions down the road.


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How to Prepare for a Facelift

by Michelle Austin

A facelift may be a cosmetic procedure, but it is still a surgery. You should not take it any less seriously than any other kind of surgery. This means that you should follow the doctor's orders closely, paying attention to each direction you are given.

These are some steps you should take to prepare for your facelift procedure.

1. Provide Your Medical and Medication History

One of the first things you will do is undergo a consultation. Your consultation will involve a meeting with the doctor to determine your next steps and to ensure that you are a good candidate for a facelift. You will discuss your medication history and other ailments.

2. Undergo a Brief Physical Exam

Your doctor will have you come in for a brief consultation in which you will be examined by the doctor. The doctor will look for any evidence that the facelift may require some additional preparation and ensure that you are a good candidate for the surgery.

3. Take Photos of Your Face

You should take some photos of your face so that you can compare your results. This helps you feel more confident and happy with your results.

4. Have Realistic Expectations

You can also approach the procedure with a good mindset when you have realistic expectations for your procedure. Discuss expectations with your doctor so that you know how your face will look after you heal.

5. Wash Your Face and Hair as Directed

Before you come in for a facelift, make sure you wash your hair and face thoroughly. Your doctor will give you some advice telling you how to move forward with your plans for a facelift. This keeps oils and debris away from incision areas.

6. Follow Directions for Medication

When you face go in for a facelift, you will be given medication that you need to take. Medication will help you heal and prevent infection in some cases, so make sure you take all medications as designated by your doctor.

7. Don't Eat Before the Surgery

Make sure not to eat before surgery, as it could make you feel sick. It could also make your anesthesia more difficult to recover from, as it could make you feel sick when you wake up after surgery.

Contact a Facelift Provider Today

A cosmetic surgeon can provide you with desirable results, giving you results that make you feel your best. You can feel confident working with a doctor who understands your needs. Set up a facelift surgery consultation today to begin your journey.