Frequently asked questions about Facelift
1. What is the chance of developing scars?
The chances are that you will not develop any scar. But, you might have some minute ones along the hairline.
2. How soon can I leave the hospital after thesurgery?
You may leave the hospital within hours of finishing the surgery. The entire head and neck will remain wrapped in bandages.
3. What is the prognosis after the Facelift surgery?
The prognosis is very good. You will have a youthful face with no complications at all.
4. What are the medications for Facelift?
Extra strength Tylenol is enough for the pain. One-time steroid injection at the time of surgery will help ease the swelling.
5. What are the complications from having a facelift?
The complications include neurological dysfunction asymmetry, infection, bleeding, and swelling. But, in most of the cases, you will not have any problems at all. And even if you have a problem, they bring it under control fast.
6. Will we have insurance for the facelift surgery?
Usually, you do not have any insurance for a facelift or other cosmetic surgeries. You may check with the service provider who gives the health insurance whether they give insurance for a facelift.
7. Will there be any pain?
Yes, you will have pain, and this will ease with time.
8. Are there alternative therapies for Facelift?
If you want, you can try alternative therapies such as acupuncture, hypnosis, and massage.
9. Are alternative therapies more effective in treating facelift?
Botox, LED, and thermage are skin tightening technologies but they do not produce the same effect as a facelift. Thermage is a radiofrequency cosmetic procedure. LED is a pain-free process and an improvement on LED is the Intense Pulsed therapy that produces results for brown pigmentation and sun damage. But, the alternative therapies have different uses and will not make you look younger.
10. Is smoking advisable?
No, you should stop smoking one week before the surgery. This will help improve the speed of the healing process.
11. Why should I eat less salt before the surgery?
When you eat salty food, the body retains water. This will cause swelling and this is not good for the healing process. So, it is advisable to reduce the salt content in the food.
12.How soon can we remove the bandages on our head?
They send the patient home with the bandages. You can remove the bandages the next day. They remove all the sutures within 10 days. Within 10-15 days the bruising and swelling will decrease to acceptable levels.
13. How long does the facelift last?
The effect of the facelift will last for 10 years. Since this period is quite big, doing the facelift once is enough for most people.
14. I have lumps 2 months after the surgery. Is this normal?
The lumps and swelling in the face will last for 3-6 months. You must live with it. The doctor will have given steroids for reducing the swelling at the hospital. You can consult him if you need to.
15. What are the good points and bad points about the facelift surgery?
The good point is that the person undergoing facelift surgery can lose plenty of fat present in the face. The bad thing is the cost. It is expensive and only those who have the money can afford it. Another bad thing is that something might go wrong with the surgery.