The 4 Best Ways to Prep for Your Facelift
1. Plan for your recovery.
Your recovery is critical to achieving your best facelift results – that’s why we recommend investing in your recovery plan ahead of time.
As soon as you’ve set a date for your facelift procedure, start mapping out what you need in order to successfully recover. Book your vacation or sick time from work well in advance, so you don’t have to worry about coverage while you’re out. Additionally, arrange for family, friends, or professional caretakers to check in on you during that pivotal first week of recovery, when your movement may be most limited.
And don’t forget to have fun! Plan out what TV shows you’ll be catching up on, or grab the latest thriller you’ve been meaning to read. Either way, you’ll have the downtime, so make sure it’s time you can actually enjoy.
2. Avoid taking certain medications.
If you take blood-thinning medications or herbal supplements, talk to your doctor about temporary cessation. As facelift requires surgery, you’ll want to stop taking certain medications in order to reduce your chances of experiencing a blood clot or excessive bleeding.