Facelift Prep: Six Weeks Before
If you’re a smoker, you should quit immediately and until at least six weeks after your procedure. Smoking can affect your circulation, increase the risk of surgical complications, and inhibit the healing process.
Staying thoroughly hydrated and ensuring your body has healthy nutrients (vitamins and minerals) will contribute to a quick recovery.
Facelift Prep: Two Weeks Before
Dr. Stein may schedule medical tests or lab work at this time to ensure you are healthy enough for surgery. You may be prescribed medication for use prior to your procedure, which should be taken as instructed.
Blood-thinning medications, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements should be avoided from this point forward to reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising.
Facelift Prep: One Week Before
Your last consultation will be scheduled the week before your surgery to review the surgical plan. This is the time to bring up any final questions you may have.
During this week, it’s recommended that you fill any prescriptions, so they are available immediately following your procedure.