If you’d like to reverse signs of facial aging and restore a youthful appearance, a facelift may be the right procedure for you. A facelift will tighten the skin on your face and neck and define your jawline, to give you a refreshed appearance and make you look up to 5-10 years younger. But just how long is the recovery time from a facelift.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that is done to rejuvenate the mid to lower face and neck. It tightens sagging skin on the cheeks, jowls, and neck. It also improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure involves pulling and tightening the facial skin and readjusting fat deposits, in order to refresh and rejuvenate the face.
How long is the recovery time from a facelift?
There are several factors that can influence the length of the recovery after a facelift, including the extent of the surgery, and the amount of post-surgical swelling and bruising.
Facelift recovery typically lasts for about 2 weeks, because by that time most patients are able to resume their normal routine and go out in public. However, strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 4 weeks. Patients are usually advised to take 1-2 weeks off from work.
The skill and expertise of the surgeon also influences the recovery time. Therefore patients should always choose a board certified plastic surgeon with the necessary experience to perform a facelift at the highest level.
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