A facelift creates a sensation of fullness and pulling for the first 7 to 10 days, which is very well managed by pain medication.
Some patients report that the discomfort after their facelift is generally focused on the region of the incisions lines around the ears. There is also a variable amount of perceived ‘tightness’ in the neck where the muscles were sutured. Most people report that they can relieve the discomfort with the oral medications prescribed.
Average cost of a facelift is around $3500. However, the exact facelift surgery cost may vary from one hospital to the other.
The total time a facelift takes varies from patient to patient, dependent upon they exact procedures needed to give the patient their desired results. On average, facelift surgery takes 3 to 4 hours.
If required to achieve the desired results, neck lift and facelift procedures can be combined to give the desired results.
Yes. It is often the case that patients need rejuvenation in both areas. Having both procedures during one surgery reduces recovery time and eliminates the risk of additional surgery.
There are some lifestyle issues that can accelerate aging such as smoking, unprotected exposure to sun and drug or alcohol abuse.
Patients in good health can expect a facelift to last a long time. However, keep in mind that your body does continue to age. So just as you aged before your facelift, you will continue to age after your facelift.
Recovery after a facelift is generally within 2-3 weeks. The healing passes through three phases of healing: beginning with the swelling phase which generally lasts one week, followed by the most variable phase which is stiffness. Stiffness occurs as natural healing occurs which brings the necessary components to remove bruising and to repair to the areas of surgery.
All sutures and metal clips are removed in the within the first 7-10 days after surgery.
Recovery after facelift surgery takes place in phases. The patient may decide not to go anywhere for the initial few days. The patient may finally decide to step out after a week of the surgery after they are comfortable showing their face publicly.