Facelifts have been around for decades, helping patients achieve a complete makeover and shed years off their appearance. Technically called rhytidectomy, facelift procedures are one of the most complex cosmetic procedures, requiring extreme expertise. If you’re considering this anti-aging procedure, we’ve got a few things you should keep in mind before making your decision.
Choose the Right Plastic Surgeon
The first thing you should know about facelift procedures is that the plastic surgeon you choose makes all the difference. Take your time meeting with doctors from different practices and ask them if you can see before-and-after images of their plastic surgery patients! You want to make sure that your plastic surgeon is experienced and understands the goals you have for your appearance. Do your research—it’s worth it to make the effort in finding the perfect match.
Dr. Lazarus, who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, is always willing to meet with potential patients to discuss their concerns and develop a customized treatment plan. Patients come from all over the country to meet with us at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates!
Not Everyone is a Facelift Candidate
Something else to note is that, unfortunately, a facelift may not be the ideal treatment option for you. Patients who opt for rhytidectomy must be healthy with no major medical problems to experience optimal results. Talk to your primary physician, as well as your potential plastic surgeon, if you have any concerns with your medical history. It’s better to be safe than sorry when undergoing a complex and invasive procedure!
The good news is, if you’re not a candidate for rhytidectomy, there are several cosmetic treatment options available to help you reach your goals. We can recommend the best nonsurgical solutions, too!
Prepare for Time Off and Rest
As mentioned, a rhytidectomy procedure is not a small feat. You will need to take time off work and your other responsibilities so that you can rest and heal properly without risking infection. Follow-up appointments are required so that your plastic surgeon can check on your progress and monitor your results. Medicine will likely be prescribed so that you don’t experience pain and discomfort, however, your activity will be limited! Before choosing a facelift as your anti-aging solution, be sure to plan accordingly.
Rhytidectomy with Dr. Lazarus
Are you interested in a facelift procedure to help you reach your cosmetic goals? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lazarus by calling 865.588.1662 today! Our experts at APSA are helping patients in Knoxville, Tennessee—and throughout the country—obtain a positive self-image.