What Is The Typical Recovery From A Facelift?
The typical patient who undergoes this surgery has bruising and swelling of the neck and cheeks that peaks on the third day after surgery. This is usually resolved by 2.5 to 3 weeks after surgery. Individuals will vary in their recovery time, however. Some patients can look great at 1.5 weeks after surgery, and some take a bit longer than 3 weeks.
Are There Non – Invasive Techniques?
Cosmetic surgery is constantly evolving and always finding ways to minimize the invasiveness of procedures. There are countless options that are considered less invasive than a facelift, including wrinkle relaxers which can soften folds and contours. The effects, while effective, are often short-term lasting about 6 months to a year. Although these procedures can be safely repeated, for some, a facelift may be a better, more permanent option.
Am I A Good Candidate for a Facelift?
Anyone may consider a facelift as soon as evidence of aging starts taking a toll on the skin. Generally, patients who are age 40 to 60 consider a facelift. Personal habits and environmental conditions may impact the skin.