FACELIFTS - AFTERCARE
Going Home after Face Lift Surgery
It is advisable to rest with your head propped up in the early days and avoid bending, lifting or sudden movements of the head. You will be advised on when you can wash your hair and this will help to make the removal of the stitches easier. A scarf will easily hide any bruising and swelling. Although make up can be used, it must be well away from the stitches.
It is very important that you attend the appointments, which have been made for you to care for your wound and see your Cosmetic Surgeon. It will be possible to return to work once the stitches have been removed and the bruising and swelling have settled, approximately 2 - 3 weeks.
You will have your own personal Nurse Counsellor both before and after your procedure to support you and answer any questions you may have.
Recovery from Face Lift Surgery
Recovery from each of the different types of face lift surgery will differ but on average our patients find that they can return to their normal daily routine after 14 days, having had their stitches removed between seven to 14 days after the procedure. It is completely normal to experience some bruising and swelling of the face and neck, but rest assured that both of these symptoms will subside very quickly, just as long as aftercare advice from your surgeon is followed.