What to Expect After A Facelift?
Recovery time depends on a patient’s age, health status, and specific procedure desired. Patients are usually able to return to their normal activities within two to three weeks but should wait approximately one month before engaging in any strenuous exercise. Limiting sun exposure and living a healthy lifestyle will help preserve results.
Recovery: Week 1
Postoperative incision care is important for preventing infection and to ensure proper healing. Bruising and swelling reach their height during the first few days and resolve over the course of several weeks. Continue to take pain medication as needed. You should be able to resume most light activities by the end of week one.
Recovery: Week 2
In some cases, the swelling and bruising around the treatment area causes numbness or tingling. None of these common occurrences should be cause for concern. At the end of two weeks, you may be ready to return to more strenuous daily activities.