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How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Facelift
About 1 Week: 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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Recovery after facel: Recovery is very individual. I recommend setting yourself up for success. Stop any aspirin, advil, fish oil, etc for two weeks prior to the procedure. Watch your salt 3 days before and after. Iced compresses for 48 hours after and then lymphatic drainage treatments to help mobilize swelling. Depending on the combination of procedures 1-2 weeks generally. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Facelift = Mild Pain: 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! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
You: 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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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?
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: 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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
How long is it recommended to stop smoking before a facelift, and how long does nicotine stay in blood system?
As soon as possible: 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. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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
Facelift and bp: A facelift will not change your blood pressure, per se. However, you need to continue your blood pressure medication in the perioperative period and control your pain to prevent pain related increases in the pressure. If your blood pressure is not well controlled, there can be issues with bleeding and bruising, ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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