During a facelift, your plastic surgeon will help you look more youthful by removing excess skin and fat. Because tissue alteration is involved, the procedure can create bruising and swelling. To heal correctly during the facelift post-op period, make sure to follow your plastic surgeon’s recovery care instructions. This is the best way to ensure optimal results.

Bruises from the facelift surgery can last up to three weeks, and the majority of the swelling should also go away during this time (though some may remain for months). For a speedier facelift post-op recovery, it’s recommended that you use cool compresses on the area. Once the bruising and swelling go away and your healing is complete, you’ll be able to see your beautiful new face.

Get more information about facelift post-op care today by contacting our office to arrange a consultation. Dr. Hustak and Dr. Wentworth, plastic surgeons with years of experience, are the best for the job, so call or email for your appointment.