No one wants to look as if they have had cosmetic surgery, and no one wants a long recovery period after plastic surgery. Fortunately, modern facelift surgery will give you natural results without a prolonged healing period.
Facelift recovery varies on the specific type of facelift you had and your body’s natural healing ability. Minimally invasive facelifts (mini lifts, short scar, or minimal access) usually have a faster recovery time than traditional facelifts or full facelifts.
Generally speaking, most swelling and bruising after facial cosmetic surgery (mini facelift) resolve within a couple weeks. One should plan for at least 2 weeks of recovery. You may have residual slight bruising or swelling for longer; however, you may still be able to go into public without drawing attention.
Speak to your facial plastic surgeon to learn more about facelift surgery, or if you’re in the Washington, DC area, use our online form to request a consultation. You can also reach us at (202) 800-2085 to schedule a consultation directly.