how long does it take to recover from a facelift

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How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

About 1 Week

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Most will notice a 2-3 day period of swelling and possible bruising. This is usually gone to the point where most observers would not see the "obvious" signs of having had surgery. Pain is mild and usually patients can take plain Tylenol by the 2nd or 3rd day. Many MD's will recommend that you wear a "wrap" garment for several days after the procedure. Most of my patients are back to work at 1 wk.
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Please explain how long does it take to recover after a facelift?

2-3 weeks

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You should be presentable, with make-up in 7-10 days, without make-up in 2-3 weeks and really look great in 6 weeks, as the swelling resolves.
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How long does the pain last after a facelift?

Facelift = Mild Pain

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Most of my patients report mild to moderate discomfort, and only in the first couple of days. Most are able to take Tylenol by that time. Severe pain would be highly unusual and should prompt a visit to your surgeon for an exam. Hope this helps!
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Dr. Joshua L. Fox answered:

How long is the recovery from an ultrasound facelift?

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You are able to return to your normal activities right away, there is no downtime associated with it. I say that 19 of 20 patients can go back to work the next day but there is some swelling. Results will be seen over the course of 2-3 months and some patients have reported continued improvement for up to 6 months, including lifting and tightening of the skin on the neck, under the chin, along the jawline, and on the brow.
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Is it true that everyone who has had a complete facelift no longer suffer from acne?

No.

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A facelift is an operation that resuspends the soft tissue of the face. It is not known to be a treatment for acne.
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Dr. Adam H. Hamawy answered:

How long is it recommended to stop smoking before a facelift, and how long does nicotine stay in blood system?

As soon as possible

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You should stop smoking for at least 2 weeks before and continue at least 2 weeks after the procedure. Although nicotine only lasts 24 hrs in your system, the detrimental effects may last much longer. Smoking increases risks of complications and prolongs the healing process. Abstaining is one thing that you control that can optimize your results and ensure a safer procedure.
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In general, how long are each of the incisions for a mid-face facelift? How many incisions? Any way to avoid the long incision lines?

3 ways

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There are typically 3 ways to perform a mid-face lift A.) Through the lower eyelid skin incision B.) Through the side-burn (temple incision) C.) Through the mouth (intra-oral
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Besides chemical peels and a traditional facelift, what else is out there that effectively reduces fine lines on one's face? How long do effects last?

Wrinkles

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Botox is FDA approved and used to relax muscles associated with wrinkle formation. Juvederm is an FDA approved injectable filler used to plump wrinkles
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Dr. Otto J. Placik answered:

Don't want anyone to notice bruising, swelling or other after effects of lower facelift when I go back to work. How much time should I take off work?

Two weeks but vary

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In many instances this will depend on the extent of the lower facelift and adjunctive procedures such as liposuction or fat grafting or laser resurfacing/peels as well as one own's tendency for bruising and hairstyle to camouflage the cheek region. With truly minimal lower facelifts, some may return after 5-7 days whereas more extensive procedures may produce bruising for up to 3-4 weeks.
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How will facelift surgery affect my high blood pressure? I currently take high blood pressure (metoprolol) and cholesterol (Zocor) medication. I am thinking about a facelift surgery to make me look a bit younger. Is my medication regimen going to effect r

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If you blood pressure is under good control on medication, then the risk will be small. Any time you have pain (like after surgery), blood pressure will typically go up, even in very healthy individuals. You should see your family doctor or internist for a preoperative assessment before your surgery for optimal safety.
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