- Face lifting
5 things to consider before a facelift
You may have noticed that your skin is starting to sag around your cheeks, chin or neck. A facelift can help tighten the skin and eliminate rough wrinkles, providing an overall more youthful appearance. A facelift in Bohemia can be scary, especially if you’ve seen work that looks unnatural. Choosing to undergo this type of procedure is no small commitment, and there are many things to consider before making a decision.
Dr. Martin Chorvat specializes in plastic surgery at Premier Clinic in Prague. He is experienced in performing natural-looking results that you will be happy with for many years to come.
Here are 5 things to consider before a facelift
1. What are the reasons for a facelift?
Before you consider a facelift, make sure you are doing it for the right reasons. A facelift will not make you look like a different person, but rather should give you a more rejuvenated and refreshed appearance. Satisfaction with the results of a facelift begins with realistic expectations of the procedure.
A facelift is great for removing signs of ageing, tightening excess skin, lifting the corners of the mouth, and removing deep wrinkles. As we age, bone density decreases, causing thinning of the facial bones. The skin begins to droop, leaving an aged appearance. The components of your skin, such as collagen and elastin, also begin to diminish. A facelift works by reshaping the lower half of your face and lifting your skin.
2. Are you a good candidate for a facelift?
When deciding on a facelift, it is important to be in good health. This type of surgery is not recommended for people with serious health problems. Patients with high blood pressure or diabetes are at higher risk for complications after surgery. Someone considering a facelift should also consider avoiding tobacco products, aspirin or blood-thinning medications before the procedure.
Genetics and the current condition of your skin can also affect the outcome of surgery. If you have relatively good skin and good bone structure, you will notice improvement after surgery. If you have sun-damaged skin, have lost elasticity, or have extra skin due to weight loss, the procedure may not be as effective.
3. What types of procedures are available and what should you expect?
Dr. Martin Chorvat and the other doctors at Premier Clinic in Prague combine state-of-the-art techniques with their surgical expertise to deliver results you’ll be proud of. Utilizing the minimally invasive short scar technique (S-lift) in combination with a superficial muscle augmentation facelift (SMAS), this facelift will provide amazing, natural-looking results in about three to four hours.
Dr. Martin Chorvat will conduct a medical evaluation to determine the condition of your skin and whether you are healthy enough to undergo a facelift. At this time, you will need to disclose any current medications to avoid complications associated with the surgery. You will also need to quit smoking or take anti-inflammatory medications.
A facelift may be combined with laser rejuvenation to help promote collagen and elastin production in the skin. Fillers may be recommended for patients who want to address volume loss. To determine which procedure may be right for you, schedule a free online consultation with Dr. Martin Chorvat. His highly advanced methods are guaranteed to give you the refreshed look you were hoping to regain.
4. Care and regeneration after facelift surgery
You should expect to take a few weeks off work to heal. After that, you should be able to return to a moderate level of activity. However, it usually takes about three months to fully heal after this procedure. Discomfort, bruising, and painful swelling after surgery can be relieved with prescribed medication. A bandage may also be placed over the face to minimize the risk of bruising and excessive swelling. It is essential that these bandages are kept dry and that you follow the detailed instructions that your doctor gives. Your surgeon will provide you with the knowledge necessary to care for the operated areas and drains. A skin care program will be recommended to help maintain the results for longer. The average facelift lasts about 10 years, but there are steps you can take to extend that time. You should minimize sun exposure, avoid smoking, and limit stress and alcohol consumption. These habits will help you maintain the effects of your facelift procedure.
5. What are the potential side effects and risks?
A facelift is a surgical procedure, and with it, certain problems can arise. Dr. Martin Chorvat is skilled at ensuring optimal results from your facelift procedure, and will do everything in his power to reduce the risk of side effects.
Although complications are rare, some risks associated with a facelift may include:
- Infection associated with fever
- Hair loss around the incision site
- Skin necrosis
Patients whose symptoms worsen or persist for more than a few days should seek immediate medical attention.
If you are hoping to regain lost youth or build confidence with a facelift procedure in Bohemia, schedule an appointment online through the form on our website today.