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Facelift Recovery Guide

Posted December 23, 2019 in Facelift, Neck Lift

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Facelift surgery can make your facial skin appear lifted, tighter, and more youthful. It is often combined with neck lift surgery, which removes excess skin and fat from the neck to eliminate vertical banding and provide a smoother, slimmer neck contour.

Smiling young woman with her hands on her face.

After healing from a facelift, you can appear refreshed and youthful.

We want to ensure our patients experience a comfortable, speedy recovery after undergoing these procedures in Williamsville, so we have compiled some tips to follow during your recuperation.

These guidelines are designed to give you an idea of what to expect during your healing process and what actions can help you feel better quicker.

Advice for Healing Comfortably After a Facelift and Neck Lift

When you’re recovering from a surgical procedure, it is important to follow all directions from your surgeon.

Postoperative care instructions will be provided by Dr. Koch, and they should be adhered to carefully for optimal results.

Additional facelift recovery tips include:

  • Avoiding strenuous activities for the first week
  • Drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated
  • Establishing a comfortable environment with entertainment to keep you occupied while you heal
  • Sleeping and resting with your head elevated to reduce swelling
  • Remaining patient and listening to your body. Everyone heals at a different pace, and  you are unable to rush your natural healing process.

Recovery Timeline

Although several factors can change the duration of your healing process, the general timeline is two weeks of downtime following your procedure. Swelling, bruising, and numbness may be present for the first few days.

Cosmetics can conceal any residual bruising while you recuperate. It can take two or three weeks for swelling to dissipate completely. Most patients can return to work after two weeks.

Patients may resume exercise and more physically exerting activities about four weeks after your procedure.

Facelift Before and After Photos

One essential factor to ensure a successful recovery is doing your research. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Koch has the expertise and training required to provide satisfying results in a sanitary, safe environment.

Please review his online photo gallery to see patients before and after their facelift surgery in Williamsville.

Maintaining Youthful, Rejuvenated Skin

Facelift surgery significantly reduces the signs of facial aging. Practicing healthy habits, such as eating more nutritious meals and exercising regularly, can help you maintain your results.

Occasional non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatments and visits to our Le MediSpa can help you relax while you prolong your youthful facial appearance.

What Procedures Can Be Combined With a Facelift?

Many patients also desire to address a large or misshapen nose by undergoing rhinoplasty (nose surgery), and they opt for eyelid surgery to correct sagging eyelids and puffiness. These procedures are often combined with facelift and neck lift surgery for a full-face rejuvenation.

Woman wearing a white headband touching her face while looking in the mirror.

After healing from facelift surgery, regular skin care can help prolong your results.

Contact Our Office to Schedule an Appointment

Patients who live in the Williamsville and Buffalo, NY, areas can schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Koch to discuss what facial enhancement procedures are right for them.

Please call our office at (716) 631-1220 or fill out an online contact form to get in touch with us today.