Once you make the decision to undergo a Southampton facelift surgery for men, the next step is to determine the best time of year to have the surgery. Since there are certain activities that you will be unable to perform for weeks after the surgery, it is best to look at your lifestyle and not just your calendar when planning.
The best place to start is to understand that there are some activities in which you will be unable to participate. While every patient will have a different set of detailed instructions about what to avoid after a facelift, Dr. Kole of the Kole Plastic Surgery Center Center suggests using this list as a good rule of thumb when determining when to plan your surgery:
- Avoid exposure to extreme temperatures. This could mean no sauna or steam rooms, or no skiing or snowmobiling. So if you are planning a spa retreat or a cold weather getaway, plan your facelift far in advance or after it is over.
- Avoid strenuous activities. This can mean different things to different people, but for the most part this means avoiding high-intensity workouts or any sort of heavy lifting. It could also mean no sexual activity or anything else that requires you to exert yourself in any way.
- Avoid smoking. Smoking slows the healing process, and it is best to quit before any type of surgery- especially facial surgery.
- Avoid alcohol consumption. Alcohol can also slow the healing process. Additionally, consuming alcohol can lower your inhibitions, which could make you more likely to participate in activities that could be detrimental to your facelift surgery.
For suggestions on when to undergo your facelift, the best thing you can do is to speak face-to-face with a surgeon experienced in facelifts for men in Southampton, PA. Contact Dr. Kole today at 215-315-7655 to schedule your appointment, and be sure to request a copy of his free book, Cosmetic Surgery: The Risks and Rewards.