Despite the growth of non-surgical skin rejuvenation options, facelifts are as popular as ever. Facelifts remain popular because they last for years, while the minimally invasive alternatives generally last only for a few months. However, the biggest drawback with the surgical facelift is the long downtime. But just how long is the recovery time from a facelift.
Why you may need a facelift
Stress, age, and the environment take a serious toll on the face, and many people often become distressedbecause of the dramatic facial changes that occur. A surgical facelift can help to reduce common signs of aging in the face and neck, so that you look younger and refreshed.
Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)
During a standard facelift the loose, sagging skin is tightened and redraped, and the underlying muscles are also tightened. This will improve deep wrinkles, and also correct sagging in the lower half of the face.
How long is the recovery time from a facelift?
Recovery time after a facelift varies, but it typically ranges from 10 to 14 days. A bandage is often placed around the face to minimize bruising and swelling during recovery. Most patients are able to return to work after 2 weeks.
We’ve all seen the results of facelifts gone bad, creating faces that look uneven and overdone. In order to avoid these outcomes, you have to choose your plastic surgeon carefully. Do the necessary research, review ‘before’ and ‘after’ photos of past patients, and make sure the surgeon is board certified.
Clients in Houston can contact board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Correa for more information on facelift surgery. Call Correa Plastic Surgery, The Woodlands, TX, at 281-419-9119 to schedule an appointment.