#1: Adjust Your Routines
Although recovery from facelift procedures are quicker than ever these days, there are certain things you simply won’t be able to do right away. You’ll want to ensure you have adequate childcare, pet care, and enough time off of work to recover at home. You should also have someone available to pick you up from your surgery and provide help with minor tasks like cooking and cleaning in the first few days.
#2: Prepare a Facelift Recovery Space
You want a safe, comfortable space to heal especially during the initial recovery process. Set up an area that’s filled with everything you’ll need to rest and relax. From cozy pillows to water to entertainment and any prescription medications you’ll need should all be at arms reach. Having a good setup before your surgery allows you to transition nicely when you arrive home.
#3: Kick the Bad Habits Before Your Facelift Surgery
If you’re considering facelift surgery, you should stop smoking immediately. Other bad habits worth breaking are over-consuming alcohol and any illicit drug use. Drugs and alcohol can thin the blood and weaken your immune system both before and after surgery. Smoking should be avoided for a minimum of 2-weeks prior to surgery and through the entire recovery process.