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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 (acetaminophen) 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recovery after facel: Recovery is very individual. I recommend setting yourself up for success. Stop any aspirin, advil, (ibuprofen) 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Did a mini facelift on the 9th June.still have slight swelling on the eyes and cheeks.how long will it take to go down it is now 19days since surgery.i have no pain?
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 (acetaminophen) by that time. Severe pain would be highly unusual and should prompt a visit to your surgeon for an exam. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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