Facelift Procedure Day
Before your procedure, it’s perfectly normal to feel nervous and excited. Your procedure will be performed in our accredited surgery suite on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. You may awaken feeling unsteady and drowsy. Your head will be wrapped with bandages to protect your incisions and support your new facial contours. You’ll also receive thorough instructions for wound care, cold compresses, pain medication, and how to care for drains if present. Having a loved one assist you in the first 24 hours is recommended.
Facelift Week 1 Recovery
For the first few days, you’ll need plenty of rest. Sleep with your head elevated to improve circulation. You will feel swollen and bruised, but don’t panic. This is normal and should begin to diminish toward the end of this week. It’s a good idea to move around to reduce the risk of clots, but don’t overdo it. Your body needs energy to heal, making rest a crucial part of recovery. By the end of the week, if you feel well enough, light cooking or small household tasks are permitted.
Facelift Week 2 Recovery
You may have sutures removed this week, and fewer bandages. Most patients feel well enough to return to work between 10-14 days, though you will still have some visible swelling and bruising. Tingling, numbness, or tight skin is normal. If you’re up for it, short walks can improve your energy levels.
Facelift Weeks 3-4 Recovery
You should begin to feel pretty normal during this time, and your facelift results will become more pronounced. Resuming social engagements may be desired, and your visible recovery will be less obvious. Moderate exercise may feel invigorating and help with circulation.
It may take a few more months for your tissues to fully settle, but before long, you’ll enjoy the benefits your facelift brings—a happier, more energized emotional state to go with your more youthful appearance. Enhance your most striking features while turning back time with the talented surgeons at LPS.