Having facial plastic surgery abroad is a serious step, we want you to be well prepared for this decision. Facelift is a plastic surgery procedure that improves visible signs of aging on the face and neck. Beauty Poland offers you to make a high-quality facelift in one of our plastic surgery clinics in Poland. Here are 5 most important thing you need to know and do before having your facelift abroad:
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1. Find the right doctor
The first and the most important thing you should do before any plastic surgery is to find a professional and experienced surgeon. Luckily our consultants will be happy to help you with it. You can always ask for a before/after pictures, details about the clinics, certificates, and diploma of your plastic surgeon. Our surgeons are all professional with years of experience in different countries, and our consultants are always ready to provide you with all the information about your plastic surgeon.
2. Learn about the types of facelift
There are different types of a facelift: Mid facelift, Mini facelift, Full facelift, Neck lift etc. More information about types of facelift you can find on our page. Prepare some questions you want to ask your plastic surgeon. Surgeons in our plastic surgery clinics will be happy to answer all your question and help you find a perfect type of facelift for you.
3. Stop smoking
Before every plastic surgery procedure, you need to follow pre-op recommendations, for instance, you have to stop smoking and can not smoke during the recovery period. As smoking increases the risk of wound healing complications and it causes vasoconstriction and may lead to skin flap necrosis during facelift surgery.
After your facelift, you will be required to spend one night at the clinic and then you can go back home. It is better for you to ask your friend or a relative to spend one week after the surgery with you. In a week after the surgery you will be able to take care of yourself, and in two weeks about 80 % of the swelling will be gone. But remember the recovery time is unique for every patient and you should discuss this question with your surgeon.
5. How to speed up facelift recovery
Over the first 48 hours, сold compresses may reduce swelling but avoid placing cold compresses in direct contact with your skin. Also, you should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting and you should sleep with your head elevated on 2-3 pillows. But the most important thing is that you should rest and allow yourself appropriate healing time following the facelift abroad.
For more information on recovery after facelift procedure, check our article.
Facelift before and after photos
Klaudia has been working for a medical tourism company as a patient advisor for years. She has been helping a lot of patients from the UK, the USA, Scandinavia and many other countries. She knows very well foreign patients needs and she does her best to help them.
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