What to Expect During Recovery from Facelift Surgery

Perfect and clean skincare wearing natural makeup. The decision to undergo cosmetic or plastic surgery can be daunting. Between potential risks, the likelihood of achieving the desired results, and the chance for an extensive recovery, there are many things to consider before making a choice. Since they target a visible part of the body, procedures on and around the face deserve such consideration.

A facelift is one of the most common surgical procedures to smooth or eliminate fine lines and wrinkles on the face. Since it can and is often combined with similar procedures, a facelift is a great way to holistically achieve your aesthetic goals and create a more youthful and rejuvenated face.

The potential for such a dramatic change does not mean there is a significant or challenging recovery after. However, there are a few things to consider and plan for to get the best results from a facelift or similar surgical procedures on the face.

Although facelifts are most commonly completed in a single day, they are still an invasive surgical procedure and come with a few recovery steps similar to all surgeries. For the first week, you will still be recovering from the anesthesia and the initial pain and discomfort from the procedure. Most patients, however, do not require the use of pain medication past the first few days.

This first week is perhaps the most important for the recovery process. Keeping the treated area clean is crucial to prevent infections and rest to reduce the chance of injuring the healing tissue around the incision areas.

The pain and swelling will subside for the next few weeks. At around 2 weeks, your surgeon will remove any stitches and provide a comprehensive check on the healing process. Although some bruising and redness may continue, normal activities can be resumed at around the 4-week point.

Although facelift surgery is more invasive than other cosmetic treatment options, the skills, hands, and expertise of Dr. Husaker and his team at Cosmetique Cosmetic Surgery Center in Miami, FL, can give you the youthful and radiant face you want with minimal risks. Contact the office at 305-279-4700, or visit www.cosmetiqueplasticsurgery.com to learn more or to make an appointment today.

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