Gainesville Facelift Recovery
After the procedure, every patient receives instructions on how to care for the incisions, skin, and self during recovery.
Bandages are used around the face and head to help reduce bruising and swelling, and a drainage tube may be placed behind the ear. Numbness, skin discoloration, and swelling may occur in the first two weeks after a facelift. Swelling peaks between 48 and 72 hours after surgery.
Most patients are able to return to work and basic activities within two weeks. However, patients who have additional procedures done at the same time may experience a longer surgery time and recovery period.
How long does a facelift last?
Like any cosmetic surgery, the effects of a rhytidectomy are not permanent. After 10 years, the majority of patients still look younger than they did prior to surgery. Good skincare like wearing sunblock, proper nutrition, etc. can help maintain your facelift for longer.