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I hate the way I look in the mirror. I see my mother

Question:

I hate the way I look in the mirror. I see my mother. If I had a facelift, would I need someone to help care for me afterwards? Is bed rest suggested after the surgery and for how long?

Answer:

When we refer to a facelift it is often hard for a patient to understand what this means. Essentially a facelift can be separated into an upper facelift (consisting of a browlift and mid-facelift) or a lower type facelift which consists of a weekend facelift and neck-lift, specific recommendations are made for each individual depending on what the patient would benefit from most. Typically a patient who has a facelift needs someone to drive them home and be available for the first night. Bed rest is only suggested for the first day or so and we encourage patients to sleep with the head of the bed elevated to help minimize swelling in patients. The recovery period for most patients undergoing facelift is between seven-ten days; however, many patients will take ten days to two weeks off from work.

Posted by Dr. Williams

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