The pandemic has called for an increasing need to take care of ourselves and stay safe. It has changed the way the world functions. During this time it is crucial that you take proper care of your skin. If you have always thought about undergoing a Facelift Toronto, then this is probably the right time to get started on your research and make an informed decision about it. A facelift can significantly improve the signs of ageing in the face and neck by removing any excess skin, which in turn reduces wrinkles and increases the firmness in the skin. Here is what the recovery period looks like after having undergone the facelift procedure.

Pre and post-op instructions

Before you undergo the procedure, your surgeon will share with you a list of post and pre-op instructions which you should follow to the T so that the procedure goes smoothly and so does the recovery period. It will include a list of medications that you need to avoid before and after the surgery, healing and wound care instructions, nutritional information to promote healing, safety information on the resumption of physical exercise and information on improving swelling and bruising.

Three Stages of Recovery

First Week: Feeling discomfort, drowsiness or tired during the first few days is completely normal. You may even experience some nausea from the pain medication which can easily be managed with anti-nausea medication that can be prescribed by your plastic surgeon. You will be advised to walk round to help blood circulation. You may be prescribed antibiotics for the first week to prevent any infection. If the healing process is slower, don’t be alarmed as it is only normal.

Two-Three Weeks: Bruising and swelling are normal during the second week. You might also experience unusual sensations like tingling, burning and numbness in the body, this is a recovery effect. By the third week most of the bruising and swelling subside but there might be mild bruising and swelling in certain isolated areas. You will start to feel the tightness of the skin in and around the incision lines.

One Month: After a month has passed there may be puckering of the skin around the surface lines which will flatten itself out over the course of the next few months. You might be able to resume your daily and professional activities with special care to not participating in anything extremely strenuous. Light exercising is allowed. You will have to take great care about not exposing the suture lines directly to the sun as the new kin is prone to darkening and premature ageing from the sun. you can freely wear makeup over the incision lines. However, it takes about a year for the scars to heal but their appearance will improve daily

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Dr Cory Torgerson is one of the most renowned plastic surgeons who is experienced. He carries out the procedures in his start of the art surgical suite. During the consultation with him, he will discuss your aesthetic goals and how they can be achieved while looking natural.