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Best Facial Exercises After A Surgical Facelift MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

A facelift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that removes excess fat and sagging skin from the face and the process usually involves tightening the neck muscles. After the procedure, the patient should be very careful and treated in the appropriate ways because the patient can get a longer time for the recovery or get bad results if he or she does something improper. One of the most important things which can help the patient to get shorter recovery time are exercises, and these are the best facial exercises you should do if you want to get good results after the Houston facelift.

Step 1
Get up and walk around after two days of bed rest. You may feel pain and discomfort following the surgery. After minutes, stop walking and take some rest when you feel fatigued.

Step 2
Warm up and get some mild exercise and by doing light housework, such as cooking and dusting. Avoid doing strenuous works or lift something that’s heavy for the first week. Use ice packs on your face to reduce swelling after you have been doing some works for a while.

Step 3
Do mild stretches to keep your muscles flexible. Sit comfortably and raise your hands above your head as far as you can and hold the pose for a count of 10, then relax. Move your arms out to the side and push, count to 10, then relax. As you lie down, lift your leg as high as you can and hold for a count of 10, then relax. Repeat on the other leg. Move your body from side to side slowly, keeping your head straight to prevent pulling out the stitches.

Step 4
Stick with isometric exercises, the exercises that tightening a muscle group and holding it for a count of 10, then slowly releasing, for the first week until your stitches are taken out. Then, Increase repeating times for 3 times.

Step 5
Begin going for longer walks outside. Walk for 15 or 20 minutes as you begin to feel better. Wear a hat and sunscreen. Avoid strong sunlight until all your scars have healed.

Remember that, you have to be very careful after the facelift to avoid some bad results that may happen.

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