RESULTS AND AFTERCARE
The recovery period for a face lift usually lasts between 10 and 14 days. Expect to experience some swelling, numbness, and tenderness, and a feeling of tightness after your operation. Furthermore, abstain from strenuous activity for at least 2 weeks and expect bruising up to a week after recovery. Exposure to the sun should be limited as much as possible for several months until the facial tissues have had a chance to heal. The scars caused by incisions are usually inconspicuous, although it takes a careful and experienced plastic surgeon to ensure that the results will appear natural. Men will find that they need to shave behind their ears, as hair follicles have been relocated along with the skin. Facial rejuvenation treatments such as laser skin resurfacing are often used to maintain or enhance the results of face lift surgery.
Facelift results will typically last from 5 to 10 years. As with all surgeries, face lift surgery has some risks including injury to facial nerves, infection, bleeding, excessive scarring, or asymmetry. So if you're wondering what you would look like 10 or even 15 years younger, you can browse through your old photo albums, or you can call us and book your consultation today.