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YOUR RECOVERY

What to Expect

Although our society is increasingly geared toward instant gratification, rushing the healing process is never a good idea. It’s easy for patients to get a little too active too quickly. The body has its own pace, and your body's recovery speed is unique to you. As with any procedure, we have specific guidelines for preparation and recovery.

Recovery times vary from patient to patient. Recovery from a QuickLift™ procedure, which tends to take about 4-10 days, with the average patient looking very good at about one week. Traditional facelift recovery takes an average of 8-20 days. Bear in mind, however, that these are averages. Some individuals may heal much more quickly, while others may take longer to fully recover. A patient who tends to have more bruising and swelling than normal will take longer to heal. For the QuickLift,™ most patients should allow one week before returning to work and other normal day-to-day activities and about two weeks before working out.

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Following your doctor's instructions regarding medications and other post-operative measures is key to a quick recovery. Herbal medications are available to reduce swelling, bruising, and to speed your recovery.

It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion, or motion during the time of healing. Avoid wearing any clothing that must go over your head. We will give you specific instructions on how to care for yourself.

You will need someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

When your procedure is completed, a bandage could gently be placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising. Although a bandage is not absolutely necessary, it greatly decreases swelling and speeds up your recovery time. It is also a reminder to take it easy for the first day or two. It is normal for the face to feel tight.

You will be given specific instructions that include:

  • How to care for the surgical site
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in overall health
  • When to return to the office

We will see you the day after surgery, then on the 4th or 5th day to remove some sutures, and again on the 7th day to remove the remainder of the sutures. At one week you can resume normal activities. At two weeks you can begin light exercise, and at three weeks there are no restrictions.

RESULTS

It's natural to feel impatient about seeing the “new” you, but you'll need to be patient as your face heals from the surgery. The visible improvements of a Quicklift™ appear as swelling and bruising subside. It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to 6 months for incision lines to mature. Once healed, the incision lines from a facelift are well concealed within the hairline and in the natural contours of the face and ear.

Because I have worked with so many patients, I can look at someone relatively early in their recovery and say, "You look great," even though that patient can only see how they look that day — not how they will look a few weeks later. Your final result should not only restore a more youthful and rested appearance, but also help you feel more confident about yourself.

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