You’ve decided the time has come to have a facelift procedure performed. You’re sick of looking in the mirror and seeing a tired, aged reflection looking back. Now that you have decided that cosmetic surgery is the best choice for you, it’s time to start preparing for your procedure with renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati. Dr. Kevin Sadati services patients from Newport Beach and across Orange County, he provides all of his patients with the following recommendations in preparation for their respective facelifts procedures.
Be Honest About Your Medical History
Dr. Kevin Sadati will need to know all of the facts about your medical history. This includes informing him of any pre-existing conditions, medications you are currently taking or any prior surgical procedures that you have had performed. All of these factors are taken into consideration as he crafts a custom surgical plan for your facelift.
Expect a Physical Exam
Dr. Kevin Sadati typically performs a physical exam during the initial consultation appointment. This exam helps him determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure, and also helps him create a plan of action that will specifically meet your needs.
Be Prepared to Tell the Surgeon What You Expect from Your Results
Chances are you have a vision in your head of what you want to look like after the operation. While Dr. Kevin Sadati is a highly-skilled facial plastic surgeon, he is not able to read minds. It’s important that all patients are upfront and honest about what they expect from the surgery.
Avoid Certain Medications
Once you have set a date for your surgery, you must avoid taking certain medications and supplements in the two weeks leading up to the operation. Do not take aspirin, ibuprofen, or certain herbal supplements before your surgery. These medications and supplements are known to cause increased bleeding, which is dangerous during any type of surgical procedure.
Don’t Eat In the Hours Leading Up to the Procedure
Dr. Kevin Sadati mandates that patients avoid eating after midnight the night before their facelift surgery is scheduled. It’s essential that all patients are on an empty stomach for their operation, it helps patients to manage the anesthesia that they are given for the operation.
Bathe Properly Prior to the Operation
Patients are required to wash both their face and their hair the night before the procedure, and should also repeat the process again the morning of the surgery.
Make Recovery Arrangements
As anesthesia is used during the facelift operation, patients are not able to drive immediately following the operation. Make sure someone is ready to drive you home from the surgery, and prepared to take care of you for the first several days following the operation. Facelift patients must rest, stay hydrated and keep their head elevated for several days. It is essential to have someone available to not only take care of you, but also to take care of other responsibilities such as the house, pets, or children.