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4 Tips for a Smooth Facelift Recovery

The recovery time following facelift surgery is crucial to the outcome of the procedure. Our board-certified plastic surgeons emphasize the importance of following post-operative guidelines for a smooth recovery. While every patient experiences a unique healing process, Dr. Lorri Cobbins and Dr. Brian Braithwaite explain that facelift patients can generally expect some swelling and bruising in the beginning, as well as minor discomfort that can be reduced with medication. 

To avoid complications during the weeks following your surgery, our plastic surgeons recommend the following to anyone who has been considering or has recently undergone facelift surgery:

For most patients undergoing a facelift, the recovery process lasts about 10 to 14 days; however, Dr. Cobbins and Dr. Braithwaite state that this can vary according to the health of the patient and details of the operation. Should you choose to incorporate additional procedures, such as an eyelid lift or brow lift, your recovery may take longer. The specifics of your recovery will be discussed with you in your consultation.

Please contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cobbins or Dr. Braithwaite. We can personalize your procedure to help you find the most beneficial solution for your unique needs.