Swelling and bruising are common, but the visible improvements of your facelift become noticeable as residual inflammation dissipates. Pain medication is generally prescribed to alleviate any discomfort, but extra strength Tylenol can be substituted once the pain is easily managed. One week after surgery, patients will return to the office to have their sutures removed at which time they can return to normal activities.
Following your treatment with Dr. Anous, will look more rested, refreshed and youthful, often like you have lost weight. Most commonly, patients report that the effect is natural-looking and that their desired cosmetic changes have helped them look many years younger. The results of a facelift should not only restore a youthful and rested appearance but also help you feel confident. You will notice a defined jawline, smooth neckline, full and vibrant cheeks, and an overall natural appearance. The results of your full facelift are highly long-lasting, and patients typically do not require re-treatment. Many who have had a full facelift can maintain their results in the foreseeable future with occasional touch-up procedures that are non-surgical or minimally invasive.
Mini facelift patients enjoy results that last about ten years. Every surgery and every patient are different so the need for additional procedures later in life will vary between patients. Be sure to ask Dr. Anous about your treatment plan so you can determine which treatment method will best suit your expectations.