Timeless beauty isn’t only in cosmetics commercials or on the red carpet. With a facelift, you can control the aging process, slowing the hands of time and reversing age-related facial changes like jowls, skin laxity, and wrinkles.
What’s holding you back from a facelift transformation? Many patients are nervous about the healing process, but you don’t need to be. With a board-certified plastic surgeon and careful planning, facelift recovery can be a restful start to a new you. To help you navigate your recovery and prepare, we’ve created this guide.
What to Expect at Every Stage of Facelift Recovery
Recovery is a process. Each day after your facelift, you’ll feel a little better than you did the day before. At Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery, we use advanced surgical techniques to significantly reduce downtime and ease the recovery process. With these methods, most of our patients can return to work and social activities within two weeks. Many people who can work from home feel ready to do so only two to three days after surgery. If you get a mini facelift, you may recover even more quickly.
After a facelift, your skin may feel tight. Bruising and swelling are typical side effects after a facelift, but infusing the skin with a local anesthetic significantly reduces their occurrence.
Frequently Asked Questions About Facelift Recovery
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Schedule Your Facelift Consultation at Ann Arbor Plastic Surgery
If you’re ready to learn more about facelift
surgery in Ann Arbor, contact us today by calling (734) 913-5100 or schedule a consultation online.