What’s Recovery Like After Facelift & Neck Lift Surgery?
After your lower face and neck surgery, Dr. Sethna will apply all necessary bandages over the treated area. No overnight stay is typically required, though you will need a friend or family member to help drive you home from surgery and help provide any needed assistance during your first nights of recovery.
The recovery period after facelift or neck lift surgery will vary from patient to patient depending on the personalized procedure plan created by Dr. Sethna. She will schedule follow up visits with you to closely monitor your healing and ensure optimal results.
Some bruising and swelling is to be expected as your face and neck recover from surgery. You will need to take some time off work in order to get plenty of rest and allow yourself sufficient time to properly heal. Most lower face and neck surgery patients are able to return to work within two weeks of surgery.
It is completely normal to have questions regarding your personal recovery period. Dr. Sethna will provide you with detailed care instructions to assist with your facelift and neck lift recovery.
If you experience any unexpected side effects after treatment, please contact our office immediately.
What Can I Expect for my Facelift & Neck Lift Results?
- Initial Results at… 2 weeks
- Final Results at… 3 months
- Results last… Permanently
While the effects of your facelift and neck lift will be immediately noticeable, the results will be clouded by some bruising and swelling during the first couple of weeks. Bandages will be removed during a follow up visit with Dr. Sethna, at which point you will begin to truly notice the impact of your surgery. It will take some time for your skin to fully heal and for your final results to become apparent. Most patients are fully healed at about 2-3 months, revealing the beautifully sculpted and lifted results of their facelift and/or neck lift surgeries.