Are you interested in undergoing a facelift procedure, but not sure if you have the full time to devote to a recovery?

As it turns out, it might take less time than you think. Check out the recovery time for a facelift, including how you can make the most of your facelift recovery.

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The Recovery Time for a Facelift

If you’re picturing months spent recovering from a facelift, you may be in for a shock: the truth is that most patients are able to return to work about one to two weeks after their facelift procedure(!).  

That’s because there’s a host of new techniques designed to make the facelift as straightforward as possible. For example, you may only need a mid-facelift or a mini-facelift, both of which can correct facial sagging without requiring the full traditional facelift surgery.

Regardless, the majority of your recovery will take place over a four-week period; at the end of this period, you may be cleared for normal exercise. Keep in mind that minor facial swelling may prevent you from seeing the final results of your facelift until about six months after the procedure.

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How to Have the Best Facelift Recovery

Want to make the most of your facelift recovery? Here’s what we recommend:

  • Make sure you’re fully prepared to relax and recover during that pivotal first week. That means meal prepping, getting childcare, and/or investing in lots of entertainment to keep you occupied.
  • Avoid strenuous workouts, especially in the first month after recovering from your facelift procedure. However, you may be encouraged to take gentle walks at your second week of recovery, as getting a little blood flow can help with the healing process.
  • Follow your plastic surgeon’s recovery plan down to the letter. Your recovery plan is tailored to your particular needs, so it’ll help you get your best results possible.

Before I had my facelift my 62 years showed! I had sagging facial skin, jowls and a saggy neck. My kids encouraged me to go ahead and do it and I could not be happier. My face looks younger by about 15 years, my neck looks amazing and I encourage anyone thinking about it to do it. I feel so much better about myself and get compliments about looking refreshed all the time!!


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Want to learn more about what you can expect from your facelift recovery process? Schedule a consultation at El Paso Cosmetic Surgery in El Paso, TX today! (915) 351-1116