A facelift is an effective way to erase years from your face. It resolves
multiple areas of concern with just one procedure, including facial sagging,
jowls, marionette lines, and even double chins. To perform a facelift,
Dr. Yarish of
Town & Country Plastic Surgery tightens the muscles and other tissues, and removes excess skin to create
a younger appearance. Prior to your procedure, Dr. Yarish and staff will
ensure you have all the information you need to prepare.
Consult the Plastic Surgeon
Scheduling a consultation with Dr. R. Scott Yarish is the first step in
preparing for your facelift. You can expect to undergo a physical exam,
during which Dr. Yarish will closely examine your facial bone structure
and skin. You’ll also discuss your medical history, including any
medical conditions you have, such as high blood pressure. Bring along
a list of all medications you’re taking, including non-prescription
drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Additionally, you can expect to
discuss your goals for your appearance with Dr. Yarish.
Make Plans for Your Recovery
Dr. Yarish and staff will let you know how long you can expect to rest
at home after your facelift. You’ll need to have someone stay with
you for a while to help you out around the house. Many plastic surgery
patients find it helpful to prepare and freeze meals ahead of time.
Stop Smoking If Applicable
If you smoke, Dr. Yarish will likely advise you to quit ahead of your facelift.
This is because smoking increases the risk of complications during the
surgery and afterward. Among other problems, smoking can inhibit the healing process.
Follow Your Surgeon’s Instructions
Dr. Yarish and staff will provide you with preoperative instructions. You
may be asked to stop taking certain medications for a period of time before
the facelift. This decreases your risk of complications. You’ll
need to avoid eating and drinking after midnight on the evening before
your procedure. Additionally, you may be asked to wash your face and hair
the evening prior to your procedure and the morning of it.
At Town & Country Plastic Surgery, we provide our plastic surgery patients
patient education and support services, including preoperative and postoperative skin care
from our medical spa team. If you have any questions about your upcoming
facelift, call our Houston office at (713) 467-0146. You can also learn
more about facelifts, facial implants, breast revisions, and other plastic
surgery procedures on our