Thorough preparation before the facelift cosmetic surgery procedure commences will help the patient to achieve more sustainable results. Preparation should start right from the time the surgeon determines the patient’s candidacy for facelift and gives the go-ahead for the surgery.

The patient should have the commitment to follow the surgeon’s instructions for a careful pre-surgery preparation. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones provides facelift and various other procedures to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding locations.


Pre-op Guidelines

Patients who have a habit of smoking will be required to stop smoking for a specified time period prior to the facelift plastic surgery procedure. Nicotine in tobacco smoke can pose risk during the surgery as well as recovery because it interferes with the flow of oxygen in the bloodstream.

Famous plastic surgeon Dr. Jones will also guide his patients to stop using certain prescription or non-prescription drugs and supplements for a few days, if necessary. Dietary changes may be suggested for some patients, and they may be asked to increase their intake of lean proteins and iron in the diet.


Health Assessment

Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Jones will perform a general exam of the patient’s facial and neck anatomy as well as evaluate the skin type, amount of skin laxity, presence of facial or neck fat deposits, and the strength of the facial bone structure. He will review the patient’s health records, including information about any past surgeries and known allergies.

Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Jones will encourage the patient to share their personal cosmetic goals regarding their facial appearance. The patient should be forthcoming about sharing all relevant information about their current health status, past medical issues, and any specific lifestyle habits such as smoking, alcohol and drugs. This will enable the surgeon to modify and adapt the surgical plan appropriate to reduce risk.


Surgical Planning

Once the surgeon has cleared the patient as a suitable candidate for facelift, the process of a customized surgical plan will be initiated. This plan will determine:

  • The type of facelift surgery technique
  • The type of anesthesia or sedation
  • The size and location of incisions
  • How the incision closure will be done
  • The choice of surgical facility
  • Whether the patient may need an overnight stay at the facility
  • Whether liposuction of the neck or face or other procedures such as brow lift may be combined with facelift
  • The plan for recovery

Issues such as the costs of surgery, pre- and post-surgical expenses, and insurance and financing options will be addressed prior to the surgery. Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas for facelift.


Other Issues

If the patient is working, they should ideally apply for leave for at least a week from their workplace. They should also arrange for someone to drive them back home after the surgery, and aftercare, if required. The patient should keep essential items such as pain meds, gauze bandage, and ice packs at home in advance to make the recovery more comfortable.

See all plastic surgery procedures that Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones performs of the face, nose, body, and breast in and around Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA and surrounding areas.

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