If you would like to combat signs of facial aging, a facelift is certainly the right choice.  A facelift is one of the most effective facial rejuvenation procedures, but post-operative care plays a significant role in achieving optimal outcomes.  But how long is the recovery from a facelift?

Benefits Of A Facelift

When it comes to facial rejuvenation, facelift surgery is the gold standard.  A facelift or rhytidectomy addresses excess skin around the jawline and neck, as well as creases and folds around the nose and mouth.  It tightens sagging skin, gets rid of deep creases and jowls, and refines the neck.

How Long Is Recovery From A Facelift?

Recovery from a facelift takes approximately 4-6 weeks.  However, healing times vary for each patient depending on factors such as age, general health, and the extent of the facelift.  

Rest is critical in the first few days after surgery, so patients are advised to have a family member or friend on-hand to help with minor tasks for at least 24 hours.

Your face will be swollen and slightly bruised for around 2 weeks after surgery, but patients can typically return to work after 10-14 days.  Most patients can comfortably go out in public and attend social events at that time.

The majority of the swelling resolves within 2-4 weeks, but residual swelling may persist for up to 6 months in some cases.   Normal activities can be resumed about 4 weeks after surgery.

While these guidelines are helpful, some patients may need more recovery time after facelift surgery.

Patients that follow the post-operative instructions of their plastic surgeon generally heal faster and experience the best outcomes after a facelift.  

Would you like to learn more about facelift surgery?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the northeast Athens, GA metro region, Pittman Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.pittmanplasticsurgery.com, or by calling (706) 549-3203.