Pre and Post-Operative Care
Comprehensive care instructions are provided to prepare you for your facelift. During your consultation, we answer all your questions, including those concerning scarring. You’ll receive a detailed explanation of your customized procedure, including the location of each and every planned incision, and the potential for removal of excess skin before your rejuvenation day. You’ll also have the opportunity to view the TLC face and neck lift gallery depicting Dr. Lanfranchi’s remarkable work full of previous patients who have fared well with healing.
Following the pre- and post-operative care instructions is vital to maximizing positive outcomes and minimizing complications, which include poor incision healing. Elevating your head for several days as you rest and recover keeps blood flowing so your skin can best recover.
Massaging topical ointments such as Vitamin E Oil into your incisions once they’ve healed enough will soften the tissue, reduce redness, and minimize scarring so they’re barely noticeable. Don’t panic if your incisions are raised and red for weeks; healing takes time. Dedicated use of sunscreen and minimizing sun exposure will also contribute to better healing.
Because Dr. Lanfranchi performs every procedure at The Lanfranchi Center under local anesthesia with oral sedatives—a far safer alternative to general anesthesia—patient recovery times are typically only 5-10 days, so you’re on your feet faster. If you’re still concerned about scarring, schedule a consultation to discuss all the ways in which to minimize them, so you can look forward to the new, confident you.