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Pro-Tips before facelift - How to prepare for a facelift?

Updated October 2, 2019
ClinicHunter Ltd

Facelift is a very popular plastic surgery in Poland, which will definitely improve your look. You can make it look even better if you follow our tips, as the steps you take before the procedure can dramatically improve your recovery time.

Say ‘Yes’ to more proteins

Proper diet is extremely important while preparing for the procedure. Protein and vitamin intake is crucial especially. You should definitely supplement your diet both before and after your facelift with high levels of vitamin A and vitamin C. Getting good nutrition is especially important when it comes to extensive plastic surgeries, such as facelift. Vitamins and minerals reduce the chance of infection. You also need a high protein intake, as it is needed to build new tissue and new cells to repair the wound. You should choose high-quality protein sources like fish, beans and legumes or meat.

Healthy lifestyle

Think about it this way: if you feel better when exercising from time to time, then it’s also beneficial for your skin. Frequent exercises make your skin more flexible and regulate your blood pressure. A healthy skin not only looks better but also heals faster. Keep on jogging then, but only before the surgery. After the operation your skin will need time to regain its natural flexibility, so take it very easy with any exercises and just have a rest. You and your skin deserve it!

Staying well-hydrated is the key

Hydration is another key-factor when it comes to any plastic surgeries. Remember to drink at least 1.5-2 liters of water every day, especially the day right before your surgery, as it helps to cleanse and hydrate your body. Good hydration is especially important the day before, as fluid intake is reduced on the day of surgery. Remember also about drinking plenty of water after your operation in order to avoid complications.

Forget about aspirin-containing products

Aspirin, as an anticoagulant, i.e. blood thinning medicine that can cause excessive bleeding during the surgery. Aspirin therapy should be discontinued two weeks prior to surgery. You should avoid taking any anti-inflammatory medicines or anything else that can cause needless bleeding afterwards too.

Forget alcohol

You may have a desire to celebrate prior or after to your surgery. Forget it. You should stay away from alcohol for minimum 72 hours prior to your facelift surgery, as alcohol suppresses the immune system. Alcohol should be also avoided right after the procedure.

Quit smoking 2 weeks prior

In addition, you should definitely stop smoking, at least 2 weeks before your surgery. It is a bad habit in general, as smoking is not good for your health. Furthermore, smoking makes wound healing far more difficult. The reason is that less oxygen is supplied to the body’s cells and increases the risk of complications. Carbon Monoxide, nicotine and other chemicals contained in cigarettes can lead to bad results of your skin healing. Smoking also restricts blood flow, which makes healing more complicated.

Post-op facelift assistance

Physical comfort is an extremely important factor before coming abroad for any kind of surgery, the same applies to cosmetic surgeries. It may be a stressful time for you, so rely on your family and friends. Need a taxi? Don’t know your way to the hotel? Our professional customer care team will help you with everything during your visits, so no need to worry. But this is not enough as you get back home. It is recommended to have assistance when it comes to household chores or everyday activities after the surgery. A splendid opportunity to invite a family member to help you out!

Read our article about full procedure of facelift here.

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