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How To Sleep After Face Lift
Head elevated: You will reduce swelling and be more comfortable if you keep your head somewhat elevated after facelift surgery. Usually a couple of extra pillows will be sufficient. Your surgeon may also advise you wear a supportive bandage for a few weeks afterward. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sleep hygiene is a topic that includes methods of getting the best and most sleep. Sleep hygiene recommendations include avoiding caffeine, having a cooler room temperature, reducing stress (especially in the evenings), keeping the room dark and quiet, and waking up at the ...Read more
1-2 weeks typically: For most patients, at 2 weeks post-op most of the initial bruising and swelling will have resolved. At this point most patients feel great about returning to daily activities. Sutures typically come out 1 week after surgery. Being black tie event ready usually takes around 4 weeks to allow the incisions to heal nicely. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will people be able to tell i've had a face lift? How subtle are the changes after a face lift? Will it be obvious that i've had one?
Natural appearances: The biggest concerns i hear from my patients are: will I have visible scars and will it look like i had a facelift. The answer to these are no, when performed properly. This is art as much as it is science so a capable surgeon will create a refreshed unoperated look. Feel free to evaluate pictures of actual patients and speak with them as well. The only facelifts you can see are bad ones. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varies: Swelling varies from person to person. Some swell more than others. The surgical technique of the surgeon and the way he handles the tissues will make a difference. In my experience over 90% of my patient are back to work within 2 weeks. The swelling however will last 6-12 weeks on the average. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I would like to know, how does procedure to make the dimples on cheek, how much for the cost, and can I do after have face lift 3 years ago?. Thanks
A suture: Creating dimples requires a small incision inside of the cheek, creating a small defect in the cheek muscle and suturing the skin to the inside of the cheek. At first, there is a dimple even at rest and as the suture dissolves, it creates a scar which pulls the skin back with the smile. Thus creating a dimple. Th ethinner the cheek, the better the result. You could do it after a facelift. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Numb scalp: Just from a facelift there should not be any scalp numbness. However, forehead lift done at the same time, particularly the traditional coronal lift, will result in scalp numbness that may not ever completely resolve although should involve ever smaller area of the scalp. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No cause-effect : Cutaneous melanoma is a disease of the skin and in mid facelift or regular facelift, unless a suspicious pigmented lesion is in the skin excision line, there are no factors associated with increased incidence of melanoma or issues with detection of melanoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does the swelling and bruising last after a face lift? How long will i experience swelling and bruising after my face lift?
4days to 4 weeks+/-: This is typically performed in combination with liposuction. Bruising can be minimal lasting only 3-4 days but when more extensive, it can last 3-4 weeks. Rest, ice, compression, and avoidance of blood thinning agents may help to minimize swelling. Compression garments and lymphatic massage may also be advocated by some surgeons to expedite resolution of swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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