How is a Facelift Performed?
Dr. Lawton performs a facelift using small incisions hidden around the ear and in the hairline. After removing excess skin and fat, she will redrape the skin and underlying muscle over your facial structure to give you a naturally rejuvenated appearance. The procedure usually lasts three to four hours in Dr. Lawton’s accredited surgical center.
3 Tips for Facelift Recovery
Recovery from a facelift requires patience and giving your body time to recover. Although most people heal with no problems, a facelift is a significant procedure, and you should follow your surgeon’s instructions closely to ensure the best results.
1.Care for Your Body
Recovery from a facelift uses your body’s resources, especially during the first few days. Get lots of rest and listen to your body if it says you have been doing too much. Eat healthy food, stay hydrated, and give your body everything it needs to heal.
You can expect some swelling after your facelift. Your surgeon usually recommends icing the area and sleeping with your head elevated for one to two weeks. Sleeping in this position keeps fluid from accumulating and will help you feel more comfortable sooner.
Incision care and other details matter regarding your healing process and final results. Take care of your incisions as instructed. Do not resume strenuous activities before you have clearance from your surgeon.
Most people can go back to work within about two weeks. You may need to wait longer if you have a physically demanding job.