The holiday season is many things— a time of giving, being thankful, spending time with loved ones, and reflecting on the year going by. It’s also a time for school vacations, time off work, family gatherings, and office holiday parties.
While the most wonderful time of the year may also be the busiest, it’s also an ideal time to undergo plastic surgery procedures such as facelifts, brow lifts, eyelid enhancements, and more. Patients also choose minimally invasive treatments like injectables, dermal fillers, and many other options.
Here, we’ll discuss the advantages of scheduling facelift surgery during the holidays.
It’s All About Timing
The holidays are the perfect time to undergo facelift surgery primarily because you typically get to take some time off work. Many companies shut down around the holidays, letting employees take free vacation time. Not only does this give them some downtime away from work, but it is also the perfect amount of time for recovery from a plastic surgery procedure such as a facelift. This extra time will let you heal and recover from your surgery more comfortably and without missing anything at work.
A two to three week recovery period is key to obtaining ideal and long-lasting results. During this time, remember to avoid heavy workloads, stay out of the cold, and enjoy all the extra family time watching your favorite holiday movies while everyone cares for you!
What Happens During My Facelift Procedure?
The procedure is performed as an out-patient procedure under general anesthesia, typically taking 3-4 hours.
A series of incisions are made beneath the hairline and under the natural folds of the ears. Our surgeons remove any displaced fat through these incisions and redistribute the tissue to fill in any hollows while resolving any wrinkles. Repositioning the underlying tissue provides a firmer, smoother skin texture on the mid-face and neck.
All excess skin is removed after repositioning the underlying muscles and tissue, and the remainder is redraped. Finally, the incisions are closed using sutures that conceal the scar under the hairline and within the ear’s natural folds.
While you will be pleased with the results, they will not be so dramatic that people around you will notice and comment on the improvement. All you need to do is prepare to hear many compliments you on how great you look!
Contact Us For Your Facelift During the Holidays
If you’re interested in discovering more about why facelifts are popular during the holidays and how Ritacca Cosmetic Surgery & Medspa can help you get yours, please contact us online or call (847) 367-8815. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have or help you book a consultation.