As we age, our skin most prominently starts to show signs of aging, especially in our faces. The loss of collagen and elastin leads to creases forming around the mouth and nose. It also leads to wrinkles and fine lines, with fat deposits appearing in the neck along with saggy skin. Exposure to the sun, gravity, and age cause these problems. Luckily, a surgical facelift can address these problems and result in a rejuvenated and more youthful appearance.
The Ideal Candidate for a Surgical Facelift
Surgical facelifts are considered by people who want to address the signs of aging and damaged skin, commonly between the ages of 40 and 60. An ideal candidate must have skin that is elastic enough to adjust and adapt afterwards, along with a well-defined and strong bone structure to serve as a framework. Surgical facelifts have been done on people in their 70s and 80s as well, showing that if you have the ideal features, such a procedure can be perfect for you.
How Do I Prepare for a Facelift?
Step 1 is to book a consultation with a professional surgeon on the matter. Our surgeons are experts and have ample experience in the field of cosmetic surgery. With a consultation, your surgeon can assess your face and point out how and where a surgical facelift can help you. They can also give a medical insight on the operations and how to prepare accordingly. The procedure takes place under general anaesthesia and is considered a major surgical procedure. Your surgeon will walk you through on guidelines for eating, drinking, smoking, and avoiding specific medication in preparation for this surgery. We can also refer you to a financial consultant if you need any financial aid to pay for your surgery.
What Can I Expect After the Surgery?
Going through any type of surgery will require your body to recover from the anaesthesia and heal from the specific procedure. With a surgical facelift, there should not be any significant discomfort afterwards. If you experience any discomfort, please take your prescribed painkillers to avoid any complications with blood coagulation, which could negatively influence the healing process. We also encourage smokers to quit smoking during preparation and recovery time to optimise the available oxygen levels in your body, promoting optimal cellular recovery and strength.
Centurion Cosmetic Clinic is your first choice regarding cosmetic surgical procedures for women and men in Gauteng. For more info on our surgical facelift, or any other type of surgical procedure that you are interested in, please peruse our website for details. Contact us today to book a consultation and take control of your body with us on your side.