Tips For Recovery From A Facelift

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If you are getting ready to have a facelift done, you will want to make sure that you are well aware of the things you can do to help yourself during the recovery period. Take a look at the following suggestions so you can be better prepared.

Be Careful When Eating

It is important to make sure that you are carefully selecting the foods that you are going to eat during the facelift recovery process. Excessive chewing can cause additional inflammation. It could also cause you to take a lot longer to completely heal from the procedure. Therefore, instead of things like steak, you might want to opt for softer foods such as mashed potatoes, soap, and pudding. It might be a good idea to stock up on some easy to eat foods before you go for the facelift.

Refrain From Bending Over Too Much

Bending over might not seem like a lot of work, but it increases the flow of blood to your head, which is not an ideal thing to have happen when you are trying to monitor pain levels and recovery time. Therefore, if you bend over a lot at work, you may want to take a few additional days off of work in order to completely heal. If you have small children at home that need to be picked up a lot, you will want to make sure that you have someone at home with you who will be able to assist you.

Make Use Of Cold Compresses

Placing cold compresses gently against your face can not only cut down on the amount of swelling and bruising that you may have to deal with, but it can also provide some pain relief. Just make sure that you are wrapping a small towel or washcloth around any cold compresses that are frozen in order to prevent any skin damage from the excessive cold. Try making sure that you have a few cold compresses ready to go before you leave for your facelift procedure so you will not have to wait for them to get cold after you get home.

Keep Your Head Elevated

It is important to make sure that your head remains elevated when laying down to watch television or sleep. By doing this, you will keep the pressure off of your face and this will also help keep the swelling down as the blood will move away from the face.

With those tips in mind, you should have a much easier time with the facelift recovery time.

For more information and advice, talk with a professional, such as those at My Plastic Surgery Group.


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