The aging process involves a number of aesthetically displeasing changes
to the facial area, including the development of deep creases, facial
sagging, loose skin, fatty deposits, and decreased volume. A
facelift can resolve all of these issues in just one procedure. If you’re
thinking about having a facelift, it’s best to consult Dr. R. Scott
Yarish sooner rather than later. This is because ideal candidates for
facelifts have begun to show signs of aging, yet still have skin elasticity.
Which Side Effects May Occur?
Before having a facelift, it’s advisable to talk to Dr. Yarish about
the recovery process. You should be aware of the side effects that may
occur. Facelift patients typically report a mild degree of pain after
the procedure. Dr. Yarish will send you home with a prescription for pain
relievers to eliminate any discomfort. You should also expect to experience
some swelling and discoloration. These issues typically resolve within
two to three weeks. In the meantime, keeping your head elevated with multiple
pillows and applying ice packs will reduce the swelling.
What Can I do to Facilitate My Recovery?
The best way to facilitate your recovery is to follow Dr. Yarish’s
post-operative instructions. Dr. Yarish and his staff will advise you on
caring for the surgical site, using medications, and preventing infections. Patients often do not require
the placement of drains to eliminate excess fluids and blood; however,
you will be given instructions on caring for the drains if you do need
them. Additionally, patients who are recovering from any type of surgery
are typically asked to avoid alcohol and to stop smoking, if applicable.
When Can I Go Back to Work?
Some patients may return to light work activities in about two to three
weeks. Full recovery may take a month. However, each patient is different.
You’ll have several follow-up appointments with Dr. Yarish during
which you’ll receive personalized advice.
At Town & Country Plastic Surgery, you’ll find a full suite of
plastic surgery services to help you look your best. When you’re
ready to have a facelift, call us at (713) 467-0146 and
schedule a consultation with Dr. Yarish, our plastic surgeon serving Houston. We also invite our
valued clients to explore our website at www.yarishmd.com to learn about
the other ways in which we can help you achieve younger skin.