A facelift surgery is an exciting step in learning to love the skin you’re in. Whether the surgery is a choice or a requirement, it is a big deal. After any procedure, it is important that you allow yourself the time to rest, recover, and recoup. This allows any side effects or discomfort to subside, and will give you the best results.
Here’s what you can expect to experience during your recovery period and what you can do to make the most of this time;
Rest, but don’t stop moving
Resting is a crucial part of recovering from any procedure, however it is important that you maintain a light exercise regime to enable the healing process to be carried out effectively. Walking around the house, light cleaning, or playing with pets are great ways to improve blood circulation and relieve muscle soreness. Staying active also helps increase your energy levels, combating any medications you receive that stimulate drowsiness. Avoid increasing your exercise load for approximately 3-4 weeks post-op.
Take Your Prescribed Medication
After your operation you will be issued prescription medication to alleviate any discomfort or pain. This medication has been chosen to aid your recovery and will either be taken orally or applied as directed by your surgeon. Be sure to ask your surgeon about the correct dosage and discuss any concerns before undergoing the operation.
Take advantage of the full recovery time
Every patient is different, meaning your recovery time may be different to others who have undergone a similar procedure. Standard Mid facelifts typically take approximately 10 days to recover from, while Endoscopic facelifts only take 2-3. Thread and Mini facelifts are smaller procedures only requiring 1-2 days. Before continuing any strenuous exercise or heading out to socialise with friends, be sure to put your health first and get that all needed TLC.
Don’t expect to see the results the next day
For the first few days post-op, your results won’t be immediately obvious. For the first 24 hours, you can expect to use a bandage to reduce swelling as bruising begins to show through. Expecting results too early on can often have negative effects on our self-esteem, leaving us to feel unhappy and unmotivated, meaning it is important that we are prepared for what to expect. This is a process of loving yourself, so sit back and put your feet up.
The recovery process can be long and challenging but the reward is worth it.
If you’d like more information about facelifts, give our friendly team a call on 1300 559 848.
The fears around cosmetic injections surface from the countless celebrity mishaps and the simply unappealing sound of the word “Botox”, but the more educated you are, the more interested you’ll become.
Here’s everything you need to know, to set the record straight about cosmetic injections;
What are cosmetic injections?
Cosmetic injections are compounds that, when injected, bind themselves to muscle receptors and decrease the nerves’ ability to trigger muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. As a result, the appearance of wrinkles are reduced, through the relaxation of the muscles.
How long does it last?
Over time your muscle receptors regenerate, so the results aren’t permanent. The effects of cosmetic injections last about three to four months, and, on average, cosmetic injections can take one to 10 days to show visible results.
Where can it be used?
Cosmetic injections are largely used on the face, particularly the ‘crow’s feet’ eye area, glabella creases between eyes, eyebrow furrows and forehead wrinkles. But cosmetic injections are not purely used for the purpose of wrinkles. When injected in the jawline, injections can counter bone loss, and correct downturned lips when injected in the lip! Even more surprisingly, injections can interfere and stop sweat and odour too, so another common area is the armpits!
Is it right for me?
Cosmetic injections, despite common belief, aren’t often used to change the appearance of one’s face. Rather, they are used as a maintenance tool, to keep you looking the same and unaffected by age by preventing wrinkles. Most people start cosmetic injections in their late 20s or early 30s, and quality-clinics will often urge clients not to become aggressive and excessive with the number of treatments.
What happens after?
After receiving cosmetic injections, it is safe to go on with your day! It is only recommended to wait 40 minutes before doing activities to avoid bruising. As for down- time, needle marks will usually take only minutes to fade!
Cosmetic injections are nothing to be afraid of, and you are in the best hands at Australia Cosmetic Clinics! Contact ACC today to speak with an experienced cosmetic consultant about your options. Phone: 1300 559 848 or enquire now!