Your face is inarguably your most recognizable feature. So, at Youthful Reflections, we don’t try to change the face that God gave you, but rather restore your youthfulness and radiance. We strive to create very natural-looking facelift results for our Nashville patients—the kind of results where most people will think you’ve just changed your hair or lost weight.
You’ll still look like yourself, just a few years younger and more rested.
As delicate facial skin begins to lose its elasticity, a facelift can help tighten loose skin and smooth over the lines and wrinkles that form over time. Our procedures are performed conservatively to address your specific concerns while providing natural-looking results. You’ll look refreshed and younger, not different or surgically enhanced.
So, if you’re considering a facelift to rejuvenate your appearance, here are just a few ways you can achieve the results you want while recovering discreetly.
1. Choose The Right Surgeon.
We can’t stress this step enough. Although cost will likely be important to you, cheaper does not mean better when it comes to cosmetic surgery. This isn’t the time to nickel-and-dime or make a hasty decision without thoughtful consideration and research. You shouldn’t entrust your care to just any cosmetic surgeon, especially when so many non-cosmetic surgeons are performing cosmetic surgery procedures. Be sure to take the time to do your research to find a cosmetic surgeon who has extensive training and experience performing facelifts and can achieve the results that you seek, as demonstrated in before-and-after pictures and patient reviews.
2. Ask Questions.
Before getting a facelift, be sure you know what to expect. From anticipated recovery and ultimate results to potential risks, your cosmetic surgeon should be able to answer all your questions, regardless of how many you have. A surgeon with your best interests at heart will happily take the time to answer your questions, address your concerns and make you feel comfortable.
3. Understand Your Recovery.
After your facelift surgery, there is a healing process that occurs over a period of 9 – 12 months, though patients will look good and feel good long before the healing process is complete. There are typically two visible signs of surgery: bruising and swelling. It typically takes 1 – 2 weeks for the visible bruising and swelling that others can see to resolve to a point that others can’t tell. However, we typically advise patients to allow at least 3 – 4 weeks before any important event, such as a wedding, reunion, or speaking engagement where they want to look their best. Even after that time, there will still be some mild swelling, that will likely not be noticeable, that can take several months to resolve. You must be patient with the healing process.
4. Plan Your Recovery.
Make certain that you have a thorough understanding of the recovery process, prior to undergoing surgery. This should include all the necessary things that you may need during recovery, including medications, bandages, transportation, assistance from family or friends, and adequate time off from work, as necessary. Planning for all these things in advance will help minimize stress during your recovery.
When it comes to your health, appearance, and self-confidence, it’s important that you be patient and allow yourself grace during the healing process. To optimize healing and achieve your best results, follow instructions from your facial plastic surgeon in Nashville regarding your postoperative care. Contact us today online or at (615) 942-8016 to schedule a free consultation to answer all your facelift questions.