What Is the Recovery Time On A Facelift?

What Is The Recovery Time On Facelift?

What Is the recovery time on a facelift

What is the recovery time on a facelift?

What is the recovery time on a facelift? 

7 to 14 days

After a facelift  our surgeon explain to you the different stages of the facelift recovery. It will be in detail for you to be able to understand what to do and what to expect after the surgery.

On the first stage which is also known as the post-operative care, you will be asked to rest, but that does not mean you will be in a complete bed rest. It is important to take things easy during the first 7 days of your recovery period.

There should also be someone to assist you during the first day of your recovery. This is very crucial, since you might be uneasy to move due to discomfort. There will be swelling, bruising and the first 3-4 hours after the operation.  Pain medicines  help you manage the discomfort that you have after the facelift.

The medicines should be taken on a schedule to control the stiffness and the soreness too after the surgery.  

It is normal to have bruises and swelling around the face and neck area. 

Bruising and swelling after a facelift will begin to subside after 4 days. However, the real progress will show up in the 2nd to 3rd week of the post operation. Even if things will then start to improve at this time, you have to give yourself a week or even 2 to heal. Results will continue to improve over the course of the next year. 

Stitches are typically removed after 5 to 7 days.  They may seem to be bulky while the sutures are still in place will then start to settle down. Even if most of the patients are ready to go back to work, you can still experience some swelling in some parts of the face. This is just typical and will get to subside after some time. The healing process will differ depending on the patient.  You will look better after 3 weeks and be able to get back to your regular activities and go back to work too. But, be sure to not engage yourself in a strenuous activity. That’s because your cuts will continue to heal. You also need to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun after the facelift.

Too much sun exposure will lead to premature skin aging. You can apply light make up to cover for the cuts, or you can just let them be. 

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