What to Expect After Your Facelift

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With summer winding down and the fall season approaching, you may find that you have more time to concentrate on yourself. That’s why now may be the best time to finally do something about an aging appearance with a facelift at Athré Facial Plastics. Here, Dr. Athré explains what to expect after your facelift procedure is complete.

What Happens After the Facelift Procedure?

During your personal facelift consultation, Dr. Athré will provide you with detailed instructions on what to expect and how to care for your renewed face. Immediately following your facelift, Dr. Athré will apply special surgical dressings that will be worn for a couple of days following your procedure. You’ll likely feel tired, need to rest, and may experience some slight discomfort that can be managed with pain medication. Bruising and swelling are to be expected following your facelift but will continue to improve over the coming weeks. Dr. Athré will also schedule a follow-up appointment so he can continue to monitor your progress and make sure you’re healing properly.

When Can I Get Back to My Normal Routine After My Facelift?

A facelift is an intensive rejuvenation procedure that will have you out of action for a spell while your tissues heal. Most patients will take a week or two off work to rest and recover. After that, light-duty work can be resumed, and you can get back to a relatively normal daily routine, including putting on makeup. However, more vigorous activities and exercise should be put off for four to six weeks following your facelift surgery.

How Long Does a Facelift Last?

A facelift with Dr. Athré is an enduring procedure that can restore your youthful appearance in the long-term. Of course, everyone’s facial rejuvenation experience will be unique, but for most patients, results typically last for about eight to 10 years. It is important to remember that your face is still susceptible to the aging process, so while you’ve set the clock back on the tell-tale signs, you’ll continue to age just as before.

Is There a Way to Prolong My Facelift Results?

Whether you’ve opted for a full facelift or Dr. Athré’s signature RT mini facelift, there are extra steps you can take to preserve your refreshed appearance. Many of our Houston Skincare Med Spa treatments are the perfect complement to maintaining your facelift results. You can ward off wrinkles and lines with injectable dermal fillers. Microneedling or skin resurfacing treatments can also dramatically improve the quality of your skin to keep it looking healthy and youthful for years to come. Don’t forget about your daily routine. Using our quality AFA Skincare products available exclusively Athré Facial Plastics will help prevent and delay the signs of aging.

Rejuvenate an Aging Appearance with a Facelift at Athré Facial Plastics

A facelift with Dr. Athré can provide you with the long-lasting results you’re searching for. If you’re in the Houston, Woodlands, Katy, Bellaire, West University, River Oaks, and Tanglewood areas and would like to learn more about this procedure, please contact our office at (281) 557-3223, or click the button below to request a free consultation.