How to Plan For a Facelift in Toronto


For men and women considering a facelift in Toronto, preparation makes a recovery a breeze. Before the day of your procedure, there are steps you can take to gather information and instructions for the early days and weeks. Also, selecting the best facelift surgeon for the job will start you on the right path.

Choose an experienced Toronto facelift surgeon

You may find renowned breast augmentation or hair transplant experts during your search. Various plastic and cosmetic surgery specialties showcase high skill levels and knowledge in different areas. When it comes to planning a facelift surgery, the right practitioner for you will be one who focuses their practice on procedures of the face. You’ll be able to view numerous before and after photos and see that they consistently deliver optimal outcomes for a high number of patients. If facelifts represent only a small portion of their procedures, it will be best to keep looking.

Plan adequate time off

You may be tempted to push yourself and get back to your usual routine sooner than later. Many busy people don’t like to leave work for long. You may be able to arrange working from home. For at least the first week, you’ll want plenty of rest and won’t feel up to working. After the initial 7 days, Toronto facelift patients see their swelling and bruising improve significantly, but still need at least one more week to recover in most cases.

You’ll feel more energetic, but keep in mind that you’ll have activity restrictions. If your work involves strenuous actions like lifting or increasing blood pressure, you’ll need to wait a few weeks. Talk to your surgeon about your unique needs and expectations for a safe, comfortable recovery.

Over time, our facial skin loses its natural elasticity, collagen and hydration capabilities. The first signs may be fine lines around the eyes or mouth, thinning lips, hollowing cheeks or frown lines. Find out more about facelifts.

Stay healthy, hydrated and rested

It’s a fantastic idea to prepare your home with comfortable rest areas, load up on snacks, and entertainment. You may want to order premade meals too. In the early days after facelift surgery, people sometimes feel a little nauseous so their appetite may be reduced. Having light snacks on hand like crackers, yogurt and pudding makes it easier to keep energy up.

Prepare medications

If possible, it’s convenient to pick up your prescription medication and any doctor- recommended supplements before the day of surgery. Having these arranged by your bedside saves running around and stress on the big day.

Elevate the head of your bed

You may want to pick up a U-shaped airplane pillow, and raise up the head of your mattress before your surgery day too ( you can’t do any heavy lifting once you arrive back home.) Ideally, keeping your head up roughly 40 degrees when in bed or on the couch will help reduce swelling faster and keep you comfortable.

Plan to attend follow up appointments

You may need to arrange rides with friends or family ahead of time, but plan to see your surgeon in person a few times during your initial recovery. They’ll remove sutures when the time is right, assess your incisions, verify that your swelling and bruising are normal, and offer plenty of reassurance. Keep in contact with your surgeon and their staff to ask questions and ensure you don’t worry needlessly. They’re there to help you have the best experience possible.

If you’d like to talk about planning your own facelift surgery, we welcome you to arrange as free consultation at the Verso Surgery Centre today.

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