Dr. Ruth Yeilding, MD

4 Things You Should Do Before Facelift Surgery

Being prepared makes a big difference.

Facelift surgeries are considered one of the top forms of plastic surgery. Patients who undergo these surgeries are usually very satisfied because of how they can take years off of their appearance, which can translate into greater self-confidence for many people.

If you’re a patient that has been considered a good candidate for facelift, then preparing for the procedure is very important for two reasons. First, it will help give the surgeon the best opportunity possible to perform a successful operation. Second, it could play a role in your recovery. Here are a few strategies you should implement leading up to your facelift.

Stop Smoking

If you’re a smoker, and not willing to quit, then there’s a strong chance you won’t be considered a good candidate. Smoking can play a negative factor in helping you recover from surgery, and can prevent the tissue from receiving oxygen. You should try to quit before you move forward with exploring the possibility of a facelift, but will definitely have to stop if you intend on moving forward.

Avoid Common Painkillers

Medicines like aspirin or anti-inflammatory drugs can cause increases in bleeding. There are herbal supplements that can cause the same issue. It’s best to stop taking these leading up to the day of your facelift. You should ask your surgeon about any other medications you’re taking to find out if you should stop taking those as well.

Prepare for Recovery

The surgeon you’d be working with (for YMD it would be Dr. Ruth Hill Yeilding), will go over the steps you have to take in your recovery. You should prepare for that process before your surgery is set to take place. Get whatever groceries you need so you don’t have to leave to buy anything. Take care of any commitments you can beforehand. Let those necessary people in your life know that you may not be available for the length of time you need to recovery. The less stress you have to deal with, the more efficient the recovery process will be for you.

Ask Questions

There should be no uncertainty or questions on your mind on the day of your surgery. So if there is anything you need to know or want to ask, do so before the day of the procedure. The surgeon can answer these questions for you so you can move forward with no hesitation or doubt on your mind. Once again, the less stress, the better.


The improvement that patients can see after a facelift surgery is significant, and that is why Dr. Ruth Hill Yeilding is so passionate about providing this service to her patients. What makes the work that Dr. Yeilding does stand out is that your facelift could be considered a neck lift as well. She is double board certified and has extensive experience that can help you feel more confident in your appearance. For more information about Dr. Yeilding’s work, call 407-960-1000 today to set up a consultation.

Dr. Yeilding is looking forward to meeting you!