3 Things to Avoid After a Facelift

by / Friday, 15 July 2016 / Published in Blog, Facelift

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What to Avoid After a Facelift

Getting a facelift can quite literally make you look like an entirely new person. By rejuvenating areas of your skin that may be sagging due to old age and by helping give you back your youthful glow, a facelift is perfect for people in their 50’s and 60’s who are feeling the negative effects of aging. If you are considering getting a facelift and are interested in learning more about the recovery process, consider avoiding the following three things in order to aid in your recovery process.

  1. Smoking

Smoking can negatively affect virtually any part of your health, including your body’s ability to fully recover from surgeries. If you are a heavy smoker, try to cut back on your cigarette intake a few weeks before your facelift. As you are recovering from your facelift it’s advised to avoid cigarettes at all costs.

  1. Submerging Yourself In Water

Although it might sound disgusting to picture yourself not being able to shower for a few days after your facelift, it’s advised that you avoid submerging your face in the water until after your sutures are removed, which is about 7 days post op.  Because you will need to shower or wash yourself before those 7 days are up, try to avoid soaking your incision site for very long. As a suggestion, try to take a sponge bath or cover your incision site with your hands while washing your face and hair.

  1. Alcohol

If you enjoy having a glass of wine with dinner every night, consider setting it aside for at least a week after your surgery. Because alcohol acts as a natural blood thinner, it could cause you to bleed a little more and could increase the amount of time it takes for you to heal from surgery.

Schedule a Facelift consultation

By avoiding smoking, alcohol, and direct contact with water, you can aid in the recovery from your facelift and can get back to feeling like your normal self once again. To learn more about facelifts or to schedule a consultation, contact Swamy Clinic today!