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Offering Facelifts to Arlington Heights, Elgin, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Naperville, Schaumburg, and St. Charles, IL
After a certain age, you may notice the muscles of your face getting a bit lazy or maybe your smile lines have become more pronounced over the years. A facelift may be the right choice for your if you’re looking for ways to rejuvenate your appearance. Even if you just need to smooth the skin of your face or neck or remove excess skin, we are dedicated to determining your goal and creating a plan that’s best for you. Plastic surgery can seem like a daunting procedure but we’re here to walk you through it.
Facelifts are elective procedures and so we understand that cost may be a large consideration for you. Please contact our office for more information regarding costs and potential payment options. Remember, our staff is here to help!
With any procedure, there is always a concern for complications. While you should definitely consider the risks, know that complications from facelifts are rare. The potential risks may include:
The good news is, you can reduce your risks by taking the advice of Dr. Patel and following the instructions you’re given before and after your surgery.
Before surgery, you will need to avoid smoking and medications that may increase the risk of bleeding. Also, because facelifts are performed as an outpatient procedure, you’ll need to arrange for transportation.
DAY-OF FACELIFT SURGERY
Your procedure will be performed in our office-based surgical site. During your preoperative visit with Dr. Patel, you will determine the anesthesia that is best for you. This will be administered before the procedure takes place. For safety purposes, you will be connected to different machines that will track vitals to ensure your surgery goes smoothly.
Once your procedure is complete, you will be moved to a recovery area. Your face will be bandaged and small tubes will be helping to remove any excess fluid. Usually, you will be allowed to go home only hours after your surgery has been completed. You will be sent home with instructions on care and a prescription for medication to alleviate any initial pain from the procedure you may experience.
Recovery time will vary from person to person. To help with healing, you will be asked to keep your head elevated as much as possible. Also, you will be told to avoid Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications as well as smoking because this may delay the healing process.
Be aware that once your bandages and drains are removed, you may notice bruising, discoloration, and even some unevenness. This is normal and will resolve the coming weeks following your procedure. Usually, swelling will alleviate within 24-48 hours while bruising may take up to two weeks. Occasionally, you will notice numbness at the surgical site, this should resolve itself within several months. Within a week of surgery, you will have your stitches removed.
If you are feeling concerned about how long the healing process may take, you may want to look into a MACS facelift. This modern procedure usually allows patients back in public within three weeks with possibly only minor bruising.
YOUR FACELIFT RESULTS
Before your procedure, you and Dr. Patel would have discussed your goals for your surgery so your facelift may result in subtle or dramatic changes. Remember, always give yourself time to recover after any plastic surgery; it may take several weeks to see the full effect of your facelift.
FREE CONSULTATION FOR FACELIFTS IN BARRINGTON, HOFFMAN ESTATES, OAK BROOK, IL WITH PLASTIC SURGEON DR. PATEL
If you are interested in a facelift in Arlington Heights, Elgin, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Naperville, Schaumburg, or St. Charles, contact our plastic surgeon, Dr. Patel, at (224) 238-3816 for your free consultation.