Fine lines and wrinkles are just about everyone’s enemy and even though a traditional facelift can be used to help patients get rid of these skin concerns, they aren’t always necessary if you only have the early signs of aging on your neck.
If you feel like you are primarily showing signs of aging across your face and only down to your jawline, then you may be the perfect candidate for a mini facelift. During your mini facelift, Dr. Price will make small incisions starting at the front of the ear and extending all the way to the back of the year. After the incisions have been made, he will then pull the facial tissues upwards to help lift and tighten any sagginess. After you have been stitched up and sent home to recover, you may not what to expect. Luckily, we are here to help. To help speed up your recovery process, Dr. Price has created a list of three recovery tips for you to follow.
Avoid Working Out
If you are a big exercise enthusiast then this may be hard for you to do, but Dr. Price encourages all patients to wait about two weeks to start working out again. Why? Because jumping, running, and overexerting yourself may cause more inflammation or may irritate your incisions.
Rest for a Few Days
One of the many benefits of a mini facelift is that unlike traditional facelifts that require your whole face to be bandaged up, a mini facelift doesn’t require any of that. And, unlike a traditional facelift that requires you to stay in bed for a few weeks, you can usually get away with just resting in bed for a few days.
You shouldn’t be in too much pain after a mini facelift, but you may be a little sore and uncomfortable. To help ease any discomfort or swelling, try taking some over-the-counter NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Motrin.
Depending on your skin concerns, one of our many minimally invasive procedures may do the trick for you. To learn more, contact our Guilford office and call us at (203) 453-6635.