If you are considering a facelift, chances are you hope to enhance your appearance, not detract from it with large, ugly scars.
HOUSTON, TX, September 21, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- If you are considering a facelift, chances are you hope to enhance your appearance, not detract from it with large, ugly scars. Because a facelift will require incisions to tighten sagging skin and firm underlying muscles, scarring is inevitable. However, choosing an experienced facial plastic surgeon and carefully following all of his or her postsurgical advice can help ensure your scars are unnoticeable following your recovery.
Your Plastic Surgeon's Role in Reducing the Appearance of Scars
Choosing a good plastic surgeon is a key competent of optimal results. An experienced facial plastic surgeon will offer a variety of facelift techniques and be able to determine the least invasive option that will still provide you with your desired results. In addition, a good facial plastic surgeon will know where and how to place incisions to minimize their postoperative visibility and will be able to provide you with specific instructions on how to reducing scarring during your recovery period.
Your Role in Reducing Facelift Scars
You can expect for your scars to be pink and raised for the first few weeks following your surgery. To decrease healing time and reduce your risks for visible scarring after this time, you can take simple steps including:
- Keep your incisions clean
- Take all medications prescribed by your plastic surgeon
- Do not smoke because smoking slows the healing process and can very nearly guarantee scars
- Stay hydrated
- Eat a well-balanced, nutritious diet
- Avoid tanning or sunbathing for at least four months
Once you have recovered, you can help reduce visible scarring by applying sunscreen to your scars when outside during the day and scar creams or moisturizers at night. All of this should be covered during your facelift consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon.
For more information about what to expect during your facelift recovery in Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, or The Woodlands, Texas, please visit the website of the Belage Center for Facial Plastic Surgery today at http://www.houstonfacialsurgeon.com/.
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