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.
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!!
My experience with Dr. Sozer and his staff was outstanding!! I had bariatric surgery 18 months ago and lost a total of 126 lbs. I was wanting to remove excess skin and lift areas of my body that had gone south. I was very unhappy with the way I was looking. I explained my needs and wants to Dr. Sozer and he understood what I was wanting. Dr. Sozer took the time to explain the entire process.
Dr. Sozer is incredible at listening to your goals and giving you great recommendations on how to best get you there. In addition, he is an expert surgeon who can follow through with the recommendations and give you beautiful, natural results. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.
Dr. Sozer managed to give me back the self-image that I had after a botched abdominal surgery that had left me with craters and scars. His talent and artistry took me from a condition where I was embarrassed to remove my shirt, to the best I have ever looked. In fact, I went back shortly after for a procedure on my chest, which completed the look I have always wanted! I will always go back to El Paso Cosmetic Surgery for any future aesthetic procedure.
My experience with Dr. Sozer was great throughout the whole process. During my initial consultation, he explained my pre-op and post-op procedures in great detail. I particularly enjoyed the high tech imaging where I was able to see the type of outcome I would achieve with my surgery. I work in the health care industry and was really pleased with the level of service his staff provided. . At this point, I am currently at week 7 post-op, my recovery has been quicker than expected and I can perform normal activities with some caution.
Yo estoy super contenta y satisfecha con los servicios recibidos en El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. El Dr. Sozer es muy profesional, me dio muchísima confianza desde el principio y contesto todas mis dudas y preguntas. Todo su personal es muy amable, las chicas en recepción y las enfermeras muy serviciales. Absolutamente creo que es el mejor lugar para obtener una cirugía cosmética. Estoy super contenta con los resultados de mi Mommy Makeover y de otros tratamientos que obtuve en mi rostro, sobrepaso mis expectativas en todos los aspectos. Gracias a Dr. Sozer y a todo su personal por hacerme sentir una mamá mas joven y bella!!