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3 Tips for Facelift Recovery

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your face, a facelift can help you to regain confidence and feel amazing about your appearance. 

As is the case with any sort of treatment, it is imperative that you follow the recovery guidelines provided by your doctor. With that in mind, below, we’re going to take a look at three important facelift recovery tips to follow.

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Facelift Overview

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a form of cosmetic surgery that will lift up your skin and pull it back, making the face appear smoother and tighter. The procedure will reduce sagging and flabby skin around the lower half of your face and neck.

Some of the main benefits associated with having a facelift are as follows:

  • The removal of jowls that obscure the jawline
  • Wrinkles can be removed, as can frown lines
  • Excess fat is removed
  • Create a more energetic, radiant, and youthful appearance
  • Tighten and lift sagging skin
  • Boost your confidence

3 Facelift Recovery Tips

When you have a facelift at The Lanfranchi Center, we will make sure you are provided with thorough yet clear post-op advice. Nevertheless, here are three good recovery tips to follow:

Have Your Recovery Space Prepared

The first piece of advice is to prepare a recovery space in your home prior to the treatment. This will ensure that you have somewhere comfortable and clean to relax while you recover. Plus, you will feel less stressed knowing that you have everything organized prior to your facelift. 

Continue to Avoid Alcohol and Smoking

You are advised to avoid smoking and alcohol consumption before and after your facelift. You will need to avoid alcohol for at least two weeks after the procedure, yet we do advise refraining for longer. It is also important to make sure you do not drink any alcohol while you are taking prescription pain medication. The reason for this is because alcohol can interact with the medication, resulting in severe medical issues. After two weeks have passed, you can drink alcohol in moderation.

Follow Your Post-Op Instructions to a T

The final piece of advice is to make sure you follow the post-op instructions that are provided to you to get you back to life as quick as possible. All facelifts are different, as they are customized to suit the person that is having the treatment, helping them to deal with their problem areas and reach their specific goals. Therefore, the post-op instructions will also be tailored to suit you. This is why it is imperative to listen to the instructions that Dr. Lanfranchi provides.

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Am I a Candidate for a TLC™ Facelift?

Finally, you will want to know whether or not you are a good candidate for a facelift. It is important to have realistic expectations from the treatment, which is something we will discuss with you during the consultation. Aside from this, you should be in general good health. 

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Two months ago I had a lower lifestyle facial lift. I was apprehensive, but it was well worth the effort and expense. Dr. Lanfranchi and his entire staff were kind, caring and very professional, from the first meeting to the follow up appointments.


The procedure is done under a local, not general anesthetic, and it was easy. I healed quickly and am very satisfied with the results.
His fee was very reasonable. Any further facial work I want done, I will be sure to come back here.

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Take the Next Step

Ready to learn more about facelift surgery, including if you’re a good candidate for this procedure? 

The first step is an in-person consultation with Dr. Lanfranchi. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our office directly at (702) 929-3880 during normal business hours (please leave a message if we are unable to answer). The Lanfranchi Center serves the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas.

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