CAN I GO HOME AFTER SURGERY?
You may go home after surgery as long as you have someone to observe you for a 24 hour period. All patients are required to stay within 30 minutes of the office on the night of Surgery.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECOVER?
Most people take about 10 days off of work to recover. By the seventh day, all sutures and steri-strips have been removed, the majority of the swelling has resolved and any residual bruising can be camouflaged with make-up.
IS THERE PAIN AFTER SURGERY?
Many of our patients do not complain of significant discomfort, with the majority using only Tylenol as needed. Prescription pain medicine is made available to you and we recommend that you have it available in case it is needed.
WILL I HAVE A “SURPRISED LOOK” AFTER SURGERY?
A common concern of any eyelid lift procedure is the fear of ending up with a surprised appearance that is sometimes associated with bad plastic surgery. Dr. Kolstad’s expertise and experience with brow surgery, combined with his aesthetic eye for achieving a natural appearance, allows him to offer long-lasting results without making his patients look “done.”
WILL I HAVE A “PLASTIC LOOK” AFTER SURGERY?
Many of our patients express concerns about looking plastic after brow and eyelid surgery. There are limitless examples of unnatural, operated results. When surgeons pull too tight, a rounded eyelid can result in an “operated” look similar to Kenny Rogers.
It is very important to choose a plastic surgeon that specializes in operating on the face and is comfortable with the challenging anatomy and procedures.
Dr. Kolstad is known as the face specialist because put simply, that is all he does.
Have more questions about facelift surgery, neck lifts, mini facelifts or how to refresh your appearance? Please visit our informational page here. Don’t forget to view Dr. Kolstad’s gallery of Before & After images.
If you would like to know more about facelift surgery simply schedule a consult with Dr. Kolstad at his facial plastic surgery office in La Jolla. Give us a call at 858.859.2563 to schedule your appointment today.
We are conveniently located in La Jolla between the I5 and I805 freeways. We are dedicated to plastic surgery of the face and neck and enjoy serving men and women in La Jolla, Del Mar, San Diego, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Encinitas and Southern California.