Recovery After Facelift Surgery
After surgery you will have a tight bandage around your face. It is designed to apply pressure to the face to minimize the risk of bleeding, the most common complication after this surgery. You will be asked to avoid any activities that raise your blood pressure. Swelling and bruising will be most noticeable after the first day and will slowly subside after that. You should avoid any strenuous physical activity for two weeks. If you work in an office setting, you should be able to return to work after a few days.
What are the risks of a Facelift?
Facelift is a surgical procedure. Like all surgical procedures, there are general risks. Please read our information page on potential risks. With regards to facelifts, there are special considerations that need to be taken into account. These include injury to any one of the branches of the facial muscles, numbness, bleeding, and breakdown of facial skin. These complications are rare
, and usually resolve without leaving you with any long-lasting abnormalities. In extremely rare cases you may need additional surgery to ensure ideal results.