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How Long Before an Event Should I Have Facial Rejuvenation?

The desire to look younger is nearly universal among middle-aged and older adults, although not everyone who wants to look younger actually takes concrete actions to make that happen. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial rejuvenation, I often see patients who have spent years considering a procedure, and have finally gotten that final push to go for it because they have a special event on their calendar—a wedding, a special vacation, etc. But in these cases, it’s important to plan ahead to make sure that, by the time your event approaches, your results have truly reached their peak, and this can take longer than some patients realize. When most patients think of their plastic surgery recovery time, they’re thinking about how long it will take before they can return to work, but that is simply one stage of the recovery process. In fact, even after you’re back at work, it can take significantly longer for all of the residual swelling, bruising, redness, and other effects to fully resolve. The chart below offers some insight into when that may be.

How Long Before an Event Should I Have Facial Rejuvenation?

It’s important to realize that these plastic surgery recovery times are all very general. Each patient’s body heals at its own pace, and recovery will depend on a number of external factors as well, like overall health, skin care, following your pre- and post-treatment instructions, not smoking, and more. Ultimately, it’s best to come in for a consultation as early as possible, so that we can discuss your aesthetic goals and medical history in order to make a personal plan. To get your consultation on the schedule, give my office a call today. Or, for more helpful plastic surgery tips and the latest news, follow me, Dr. John L. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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