Facelift recovery varies from patient to patient and depends on a large number of variables. Just as every patient is unique, the chosen procedure for the patient is unique as well. The differences in wound healing characteristics of patients and the type of procedure performed account for variations in facelift recovery.
Most patients feel pretty good in about four to five days but their primary concern is when they will look good enough to go out in public. Recovery following facelift surgery may last for months, but most patients feel they can go out in public in about two weeks. At this point, most of the bruising and swelling has resolved. Many patients adjust their hair style to hide their incisions and use make-up as well.
It’s important to emphasize that recovery periods are variable and depend not only on the patients wound healing characteristics and the surgical technique utilized, but also on the patient’s tolerance for changes that may occur following facelift.