整容

Our faces are particularly susceptible to the effects of time and gravity, 导致皮肤松弛, 明显的皱纹, and drooping jowls as we age and our faces lose volume. 整容手术 are one of our most popular procedures, as it allows us to turn back the hands of time by

  • 恢复下颌轮廓
  • Tightening drooping skin around the neck
  • Smoothing out folds and deeper lines on the face
  • Sculpting and reshaping the cheekbones
  • 消除松散皮肤
  • Decreasing or eliminating excess fat
    and creating a more attractive facial contour.

(For more information on how a 整容 would work for your specific case, contact us for an individual consultation.)

整容手术是如何进行的?

A 整容 works by readjusting facial tissues that have slipped due to aging and gravity, 有时通过去除多余的皮肤, giving the face a smoother appearance. Although it is a common misconception, a 整容 isn’t one specific procedure, but rather a group of surgical options that look to remedy a similar set of issues. 例如,传统的 整容,也称为SMAS 整容, tightens both the skin and the layer of muscle that lies immediately underneath the facial surface. By scheduling a consultation with one of our board certified surgeons, 孟菲斯整形外科小组 can help decide which available option is best for you.

How long will it take to recover from a 整容?

恢复时间 整容 会因人而异吗, 但一般来说, noticeable swelling will be reduced by about 10 days after 手术, with most patients able to return to work after two weeks. 然而, it is important to understand that a 整容 is major plastic 手术, 和任何手术一样, 有一个漫长的恢复过程.

The following timeline is a generalized view of what to expect from your recovery process following 整容 手术.

第一天:
In these first 24 hours, you should avoid any excessive activity and consider yourself on bedrest. We recommend you sleep with your head elevated on two or more pillows for the first two weeks to help reduce excessive swelling.

A light bandage may be placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising, along with small drainage tubes to drain excess fluid. Most patients will experience only mild pain due to the steps we take before your 手术 to minimize it. You will usually be prescribed an over-the-counter painkiller such as Tylenol to reduce pain, and to promote faster recovery time with less discomfort. 等你准备好回家的时候, you will need to have someone drive you, or our office may be able to organize someone to accompany you.

一个星期:
24小时后, we encourage you to get out of bed and move around slowly to get your circulation moving, which in turn speeds up your recovery and healing time. Small trips to the bathroom or around the house are fine, but don’t overdo it. You will likely still be feeling quite fatigued. Ideal activities for this first week may be to watch TV sitting up in bed, 安静地阅读, 或者做很轻的家务.

You may experience slightly more swelling and bruising in the first few days after 手术, 在三四天内达到顶峰, 并在第二周内逐渐消退. 随着你的康复, you may experience temporary facial bumps, 凸起, 或轻度不对称, along with feelings of tingling and numbness. This is a natural part of the healing process, along with itching sensations in your incisions. Take care to follow all post-op instructions to ensure you heal correctly and in a timely manner.

第二及第三周:
大约两周, 大部分肿胀会消失的, but you may still have some mild bruising and swelling around the eyes, 在耳朵后面, or on the sides of your face and neck. Keep your physical activity levels light, and avoid any strenuous physical activity such as working out. You may feel like returning to work after the second week, and this is typically fine as long as your job doesn’t involve any physical exertion.

第三周快结束的时候, you should notice a significant improvement in the quality of your facial skin and incisions, though some mild itching and numbness may remain. Any bruising should be completely healed by this time, and any swelling minimal.

周4 +:
手术后一个月, almost all your swelling or bruising should have dissipated, and no one should be able to tell that you’ve had any plastic 手术 done. Your incisions will be mostly healed, though they may still appear pink in color for a while yet. During this time it is important to stay out of direct sunlight and be sure you wear sunscreen to protect your skin. 在这一点上, you should be able to resume all your normal activities, while still refraining from heavy exercise until six weeks post-op.

个月1 - 12:
The final outcome of your 整容 will become fully evident over the next 12 months, as your face fully heals and settles into its final result. 在个月, you’ll likely notice the subtle shifts as your 整容 heals and your appearance rejuvenates.

The most successful 整容 results come from a trusting relationship that develops between you and your surgeon during your consultation and appointments. 安排你consultation today for a complete facial analysis to determine the best procedure to give you the look you desire.