17.1 million cosmetic surgeries take place each year. If you are reading this article, you’ve either had cosmetic surgery or are contemplating having the surgery and want to know what the facelift surgery recovery process is like.
In this article, we will provide you with an in-depth explanation of the process and to provide you with a better understanding of what to expect.
Facelift Surgery Recovery
After your surgery is complete, you should expect to schedule an appointment to see Dr. C. Bakala the day after surgery. Dr. C. Bakala will look at your incision site to check swelling and signs of healing. During this visit, your wound coverings will be replaced with clean ones. Dr. C. Bakala will provide you with some additional guidelines to aid in your recovery and aftercare.
In the first couple of days and weeks, you can expect a bit of discomfort, but Dr. C. Bakala will prescribe medication to assist with pain control. Over the next couple of weeks, the swelling will decrease, and your pain will start to fade.
After the first week of post-surgery, it’s time to visit Dr. C. Bakala to remove any remaining stitches. Because a significant amount of swelling and bruising has subsided, you will begin to see the results of your surgery.
Within the next month, you will have made it past the hardest stage of recovery and will see a real difference in your appearance. At this stage you may continue to return to normal activities without any problems. You’ll look back at before and after pictures amazed at your transformation.
Dr. C. Bakala is an award-winning and experienced facial cosmetic head and neck surgeon specializing in facial cosmetic surgery, head and neck reconstructive surgeries, and laser skin care. To book a consultation, please contact us today.