How Long is Recovery from a Facelift?

If you want to improve the look of loose skin, sagging, and lines and wrinkles, you might consider a facelift. Few other procedures produce the dramatic results of a facelift, so a facelift may provide the best solution for those with more advanced withs of aging that other procedures cannot address. 

What is a Facelift?

A facelift improves skin laxity as well as lines and wrinkles by lifting the skin and underlying tissue. This customizable procedure can focus on the lower face, midface, and upper facial areas, addressing your most significant concerns. A consultation with the specialists at Faces Fort Worth can help plan a facelift procedure targeted to your needs. 

How Long is Recovery from a Facelift? Fort Worth & Arlington
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What is a Facelift Procedure Like?

You will be under either IV sedation or general anesthesia for the procedure, so you will not feel any discomfort. The surgeon will make an incision hidden within the hairline. Through this incision, they can lift the skin and underlying structures, tighten the skin, and eliminate many lines and wrinkles. After the procedure, the surgeon will apply bandages to your face to protect it and hold the results in place. 

How Long is Recovery From a Facelift?

The most important recovery time lasts about three weeks, and during that time, you should limit activities, get lots of rest, and make sure to care for your incision area as directed. For example, your surgeon will instruct you not to touch or otherwise disturb the incision except to follow post-surgical instructions. 

During a follow-up appointment, your surgeon will direct you on what kinds of products you can safely use around the area while it heals. You will also need to protect your skin from the sun during these few weeks, so make sure to avoid exposure and use SPF 30 or higher sunscreen. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Ideal candidates for a facelift have no major medical conditions, no history of healing problems, and have reasonable expectations about their results. While a facelift produces dramatic improvements, it cannot turn back the clock entirely. 

What Results Will I See From a Facelift?

You will see some pain and swelling after the procedure and several weeks of recovery time before getting back to normal activities. It may take a month or more for all bruising and swelling to fade, letting you see your full results. 

You can expect your facelift results to look natural, like you except much younger. Once your swelling has subsided, you can go out and let others compliment you on your rejuvenated, youthful appearance. Most people feel satisfied with the results of their facelift and consider the recovery time well worth it. 

Take the Next Step

If you have further questions about facelift recovery, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.

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