Although the demand for non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments has surged in recent years, facelift surgery is still very popular. The facelift remains popular because it produces dramatic results that last far longer than non-surgical alternatives. However, if you are contemplating facelift surgery, one of the questions you would probably like answered is – Is a facelift painful.
Is a facelift painful
Facelift surgery is not normally painful, because it is performed under general anesthesia. However, once the anesthesia starts to wear off, patients will experience some pain and discomfort that may last for a few days.
How much pain can I expect after a facelift?
Pain after a facelift is not significant for most patients, but it can be managed with prescription medication, and a cold compress. A cold compress provides pain relief because it numbs the incision sites. It also helps minimize swelling.
Patients should remember that pain is subjective and varies among individuals. Consequently, while some patients may enjoy a virtually pain-free facelift surgery, individuals that are pain sensitive may find the procedure painful. Most patients get on very well after a facelift, and only need to take a pain reliever like Tylenol for a day or two. Any pain experienced after a facelift usually resolves within 4-5 days.
A facelift can be a very rewarding procedure when it is performed correctly, by a board certified plastic surgeon. However, in order to make certain that they heal as expected, patients should be sure to follow the post-op instructions of their plastic surgeon.
Would you like to learn more about facelift surgery?
If you are in Wall Township, NJ area, contact board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Karolak for a consultation.
You can reach Dr. Karolak at drkarolak.com, or by calling 732-955-9500.