A lot of people expect too much from cosmetic procedures that they end up disappointed when these expectations are not met. If you are planning to get a facelift, you need to understand the basic things about the procedure and learn to manage your expectations. Below are some of the important things that you should know about facelift.
- Facelift is not for everyone so there is a possibility that you may not be eligible for this type of procedure. The candidates for this procedure are those people who are generally healthy both physically and mentally, have good bone structure and elastic skin.
- Although facelift can make you look younger, it does not stop the aging process so you can expect the wrinkles to come back after sometime.
- The procedure can last between 2 to 5 hours and while it can safely be done in-office, many cosmetic surgeons prefer to perform the procedure in a hospital for safety reasons. If the patient opts to have general anesthesia instead of local anesthesia and sedatives, the surgeon may require the patient to stay in the hospital overnight for observation.
- After the procedure, the patient may feel some discomfort and it may take around 1 to 2 weeks for the incisions to heal