Getting Ready for Your Manhattan Facelift

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We know that the combined effects of stress, constant sun exposure, and genetics will eventually make you look older. Yet, who wants those wrinkles, sagging skin, and loose jowls, right? While aging itself is inevitable, you can actually avoid looking your age through a variety of Manhattan cosmetic procedures— from the dramatic facelift to the more subtle Botox. If you’ve been thinking about restoring your youthful appearance through a facelift with Dr. Wallach, here’s a quick look into the things that you need to prepare for.

Your Personal Consultation with Dr. Wallach

The first step towards a youthful appearance is your personal consultation with Dr. Wallach. He will thoroughly assess and evaluate whether you are a fit candidate for the surgery.

A thorough review of your medical history will be done. Assessment of your bone structure, skin elasticity, and wrinkles will be taken into consideration, including your hairline, which is often important when it comes to incision placement. Also, “before” photos may be taken too.

Pre-Operative Instructions

Once you have made the decision and scheduled your Manhattan facelift, Dr. Wallach and his team will provide you with pre-operative instructions to ensure a successful outcome. While pre-facelift instructions are often customized, you will most likely be asked to prepare in the following ways:

  • If  you regularly smoke, you will be asked to quit smoking. Majority of cosmetic surgeons suggest that you kick the habit as soon as you can, preferably a month before and after the procedure. Smoking has been shown to greatly reduce recovery and healing times.
  • Stop taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and drugs/herbal remedies which could increase your risk for bleeding.
  • Arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for a few days following the procedure.
  • Fill prescriptions.
  • Eat a balanced diet coming from whole food sources.

Finding a Manhattan facelift surgeon

A facelift does more than rejuvenate your face. It also helps you to be more confident with yourself. To schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Wallach or for your queries on Manhattan plastic surgeries, call us at 212-861-6400 or fill out this online contact form. We look forward to your visit!


Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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