What is the recovery like from a facelift?

Answer:

The recovery for a facelift is relatively easy for most patients.  I like patients to go home with a light dressing and to keep their chin to neck angle about 90 degrees for the first week or so to avoid tension on the incision closures.  Often if drains are used, they will be removed within a few days. I usually remove about half of the sutures within a week and the remainder by ten to fourteen days after surgery.  Many patients can go back to work within a week to ten days but residual bruising might be present. Back to Questions  

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