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Common Facelift Questions Answered

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There is a lot of information available regarding facelift surgery and facelift alternatives, and separating fact from fiction can be difficult. However, it is important to have all of the correct information before undergoing any form of surgery, including a facelift. Read on for some of the most commonly asked questions regarding facelift surgery with correct answers.

When is the Right Time to Get a Facelift?

Overall, there is no “right” age to get a facelift. If you have tried everything from facial exercises to creams and serums, and nothing has worked, it may be time to commit to a facelift. When your self-confidence is affected by the appearance of sagging skin or deep lines and creases, you will know it is time to consider a facelift. However, remember that the decision to get a facelift is a personal one, and should not be done to please others. The main goal of this procedure is to create a more youthful-looking version of yourself.

What Should You Expect During Recovery?

Because a facelift is a surgical procedure, there will be some downtime required. For the first few days or recovery, take it easy and make sure there is someone around to help you. In general, the recovery period lasts about 10 days, and stitches are removed after one week. Many people feel comfortable returning to work after about two weeks. To help to speed up recovery, be sure to eat healthy foods and get plenty of rest.

How Should You Choose a Facelift Surgeon?

Choosing your facelift surgeon is one of the most important decisions that you will make during your plastic surgery journey. Choosing the right surgeon who is board certified and has many years of experience performing facelifts can be the difference between good and bad results. Be sure to take the time to consult with a handful of surgeons in your area to find one that is right for you.

If you feel that you may be a good candidate for a facelift and are interested in learning more, contact our Bloomfield Hills office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Ellen.

(248) 220-6760 60 West Big Beaver Rd, Suite 100, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

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