facelift can reverse age-related skin sagging and loss of muscle tone that causes
the appearance of jowls, wrinkles, and deep creases. Dr. Geoghegan will
explain what to expect during your procedure and how a facelift will help
you reach your treatment goals. Because this is a lengthy procedure that
requires an extended recovery, it is a good idea to take steps to prepare
so you can have the best experience possible. Get ready for your upcoming
facelift with these steps.
Get Lab Work Performed
Before your surgery, Dr. Geoghegan will take a complete medical history
and perform an exam to ensure that this procedure is safe for you. She
will likely order lab work to make sure you don’t have any unknown
conditions that could interfere with your recovery. Be sure to have this
lab work done in a timely manner. Failing to do so could delay the results
of your tests, which could in turn make it necessary to postpone your
Make Adjustments to Your Medications
During your pre-surgery checkup, Dr. Geoghegan will also review your medications
with you and may suggest that you either change the way you take some
of them or that you avoid some of them for a period before your procedure.
Be sure to tell your surgeon about all medications you take, even over-the-counter
medicines, as some can increase the risk of dangerous bleeding during
surgery. Make the adjustments to your medications your surgeon tells you
to in order to avoid the risk of having to delay your procedure.
Set Up a Support Team
You will need someone to take you to and from your procedure, and may
you need help around the house for at least a few days after surgery.
Make arrangements with friends and family to be available to assist you
as needed. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to do strenuous activities
for two to three weeks.
Find out if a facelift is right for you by making an appointment at
Oasis Plastic Surgery. Dial (480) 264-6428 to schedule a consultation or learn more about our
plastic surgery services and med spa in Scottsdale.