Getting a face lift

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At Utah Valley Eye Center we do more than just eye care and blepharoplasty provo surgery, we also offer cosmetic surgeries or procedures to create a younger appearance for our clients. This procedure is called a face lift. There are other lifts available that target a specific part of the head such as: forehead, mid-face, or neck. These procedures reduce the sagging or folding of skin, to contour your face into a more youthful appearance. A face lift does not reduce any wrinkles, crease, or damage from the sun. 


Before starting to seriously consider a face lift talk to your doctor to see if you are a candidate for a face lift. Certain lifestyle choices or medical conditions may increase the likelihood of there being a complication. If you take a blood-thinning medication it can increase your chances of developing hematomas, a collection of blood under the skin that causes swelling. Consult your doctor to see what your options are if taking medication. Smoking can increase your risk for poor healing. If you struggle with weight fluctuation the results of the surgery may not be what you want, only be satisfactory for a shorter period of time. 


A face lift procedure is about two to four hours long. The recovery process lasts around 3 weeks, but can be longer. The first couple of days after surgery it is suggested you rest, take any prescribed pain medication, and use ice packs to reduce swelling. Patients will need to attend follow up appointments to ensure the surgery went as planned and they are healing well. Around a week after surgery the stitches will be taken out. It is suggested to avoid wearing makeup, clothing that needs to be pulled on over the head, avoid vigorous exercise, and use sunscreen to protect your skin. 


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