There are a number of things you can do prior to your facelift procedure that help make the recovery process shorter and easier. These also ensure the quality and longevity of your results. Certain medications can cause complications and issues during and after your procedure; these should be avoided for a time leading up to the surgery.
Aspirin and any products that contain aspirin should not be used for about two weeks before your surgery. Advil, Ibuprofen, and any other NSAIDs should not be taken for at least ten days prior. The use of any blood thinners should be stopped completely, as proper blood flow is essential to the recovery process.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Louis Strock. During this time, Dr. Strock will take a thorough medical history. He will also ask about any medications you are currently taking to see if they could potentially cause any issues down the road.