How to Speed Up Your Facelift Recovery Time

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Miami plastic surgeryFacelifts have become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed. Since the price of it has become more affordable, many more people are inclined to invest in looking their best.

This desirable procedure produces life-changing results, however it can take a few months to experience them. One of the most important things to remember after a cosmetic procedure is to obey all of the doctor’s recommendations for a fast and smooth recovery.

At Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery, we want to ensure that our patients are as comfortable as possible after a facelift procedure. Therefore, we have provided five tips to speed up the recovery time after undergoing a facelift.

1. Abide By Your Plastic Surgeon’s Recovery Instructions

As was mentioned previously, following your doctor’s instructions is key to a swift recovery. They have had experience with other patients who have undergone facelifts and know what it takes to get you fully recovered.

2. Make Sure to Take Your Medication

After a facelift, doctors usually prescribe their patients with painkillers and an antibiotic. The antibiotic is especially important considering that it will prevent any type of infection from occurring. If an infection were to occur, it would greatly prolong your recovery time.

3. Elevate Your Head While You Sleep

After any type of procedure, it’s important to get a lot of rest. But while doing so, keep your head elevated to allow fluids to drain from your face. This will reduce any potential swelling.

4. Eat a Balanced Diet

In order to properly heal your body, it will need nutrients from a well-balanced diet and possibly multi-vitamins. Nutrients from a healthy diet will promote a speedy recovery as well as enable the skin and muscles in your face to heal and grow.

5. Take Time Off Work

The recommended amount of time to take off work is typically a week. Returning to the office any earlier than that could harm you physically as well as emotionally. When at home, have someone stay with you for the first few days to help you get around, change your bandages and give you moral support.

Dr. Salzhauer owns and operates his private Miami plastic surgery facility and surgical center, Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery Associates. You deserve to look and feel your best! Contact Dr. Salzhauer today to schedule a consultation at Bal Harbour Plastic Surgery.

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