by Dr. Ramtin Kassir, M.D., F.A.C.S.

June 25, 2018, 1:20 p.m.

Surgeons usually recommend that patients avoid vigorous action after a Facelift. Patients must prearrange for post-surgery assistance from family and friends. Recovery normally requires two to three weeks, even though many individuals return to work within a couple of weeks. Scars are typically not evident once time has passed to allow them to grow. Whatever the situation may be, they can easily be concealed in natural skin creases, from your hair, or, in chronic cases, by cosmetics until complete healing has happened.  The objective of a Cosmetic facelift is organic beauty with no tell tale signs of becoming "overdone", and self-confidence. Your selection of a cosmetic plastic surgeon will guarantee whether or not he/she is a trained practitioner in her or his area.
Insurance doesn't generally cover surgery that's done solely for cosmetic reasons. Although many patients experience minimal discomfort following surgery, the physician will still prescribe drugs.  The physician may also teach you to keep your head elevated while lying down in order to prevent as much action as you can, and also to report any undue distress. Even though there are only a few complications in facelift operations (tens of thousands are performed annually), some risk exists in any operation.

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