If you have already completed your consultation and it’s been determined that you are a good candidate for a facelift, now it’s time to prepare! Before the big day you should do the following things.
1 – Stop smoking
Nicotine restricts blood flow and can cause complications during and after your procedure. Stop using any type of nicotine before your procedure for safety.
2 – Stop anti-inflammatory medications
Stop taking any anti-inflammatory over-the-counter medications or aspirin to decrease the chance of excessive bleeding.
3 – Make sure you have a ride
Make plans for getting to and from the hospital. Make sure a responsible friend or family member is available to pick you up and ensure you get home safely to rest.
4 – Fill prescriptions
Fill any recommended prescriptions and pick them up from the pharmacy in the days leading up to your procedure. You’ll want to make sure you have them ready and nearby the place you’ll be resting.
5 – Wear the right clothing
Have proper clothing on and ready to wear when you’re home. You’ll want something that is easy to remove so you aren’t pulling anything tightly over your head. A zip or button-up top is best for post-surgery.