We will go through some before and after pictures, which would be suitable in your situation or for your procedure. And you will go home with some more information leaflet.
This will give you time to reflect on the consultation and have some more questions after you have gone through the information.
This will lead to the second consultation where you will come back, and we will be more focused. I’ll answer all your questions. We will again go through some before and after pictures so that we both are completely clear as to what you want to achieve and what I can deliver quite reliably to you. You will go back so that you have time to review and reflect on the consultation and the information. Once you have decided to have the surgery, we will fix up a date. It can be in London, or it can be in Northampton, either of these two places.
Phase 3: The day of your deep plane facelift surgery
On the day of surgery, you will come in the morning, there will be theatre staff to welcome you, and you will meet the anaesthetist who would almost always be a consultant anaesthetist in the NHS. So they have a lot of experience, and they know how to keep you comfortable.
You will also see me on the day of surgery before the actual procedure, so if you have any further questions, even on the day, do not hesitate in asking me. The surgery itself will take anywhere from three to four hours, and after the surgery, we will keep you under observation for a few hours till you are completely comfortable. You might elect to go back home, or you might stay in the hospital.
Phase 4: Feel well taken care of during your speedy recovery
It’ll be completely up to you, but I’ll see you the following day after surgery where we will remove all the dressing, and if you had some drain, we would remove that as well. After that, you will get a compression bandage to keep things in place and some medication to help you heal better.
Most of the swelling will start to subside by the end of the week. You should not be in significant pain.
You will be eating, drinking, and walking from the actual day of surgery. So you should be pretty much back to your day to day activity by 24 to 48 hour after surgery.
All the stitches or sutures get removed within the first two weeks.
And in my experience, almost all my of my patients after a deep plane facelift are back to their professional or their social life by the end of 10 to 14 days.
There will be some swelling which will not be dramatic, and that will subside over the next few weeks. You will have to take care of your suture site or your wound site, but you can apply makeup by the end of three weeks to hide them. As with any other sutures, these are hidden, and they will fade away with time…