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What health conditions may limit a successful recovery after facelift surgery?

Dr. Chaboki performs a medical history and physical on all patients prior to undergoing cosmetic treatments. Facelift surgery may be safely performed on many chronic, stable medical conditions. However, facelift surgery may be delayed or cancelled as needed for patient safety. Dr. Chaboki will work with his cosmetic patients to help find a safe, appropriate …

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Will smoking affect my recovery after facelift surgery?

Smoking adversely affects health and recovery after plastic surgery. Treated areas are at a greater risk of poor healing, scarring and infection. Blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the tissues shrink up and subsequently prevent optimal healing. Patients must stop smoking for a minimum of 2 weeks prior to surgery to decrease the …

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What can I do to help recovery and reduce swelling or bruising after Facelift surgery?

Any plastic surgery procedure (surgical or nonsurgical) may result in bruising and swelling, which may peak in the first day before improving. In addition, the bruising generally fades away faster than swelling. Lastly, surgical procedures tend to swell or bruise more, as compared to nonsurgical treatments performed in the office. To ensure the best outcomes …

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How long should swelling last after a facelift?

The immediate swelling after facelift surgery may last approximately a week or 2, depending on several factors. After this initial healing period, swelling is still present, but usually only noticeable by the patient. The very last tiny bit of swelling takes several months to gradually dissolve. It's possible to have swelling in areas of the …

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How painful is facelift surgery?

Patients are comfortable during surgery, whether the procedure is performed in the office via local anesthesia or in a surgical facility with IV sedation. Patients may experience a very brief, mild sting from the initial numbing medication. A certain level of discomfort is normal and expected after plastic surgery. Patients often describe sensations as tightness, …

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How long does it take to recover from facelift surgery?

Every patient will recover at a unique rate. There are 3 general phases of healing after any plastic surgery: early (days/weeks), intermediate (weeks/months), and late (months/years). The phases of recovery don't have distinct transitions between them. The early phase of healing occurs within the first days and weeks after plastic surgery. Most of bruising and …

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What is recovery like after facelift surgery?

Downtime after cosmetic procedures varies from a few hours to several days, depending on the specific procedure and areas treated. Office procedures are performed under local anesthesia, if any anesthesia is required. Surgical procedures are performed with either IV (twilight) sedation or general anesthesia and require a longer recovery period. Anesthesia normally wears off within …

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What are the care instructions after facelift surgery?

General instructions for before and after plastic surgery can be found on our page. Dr. Chaboki may provide specific instructions for individual patients personalized to their procedure. This will be discussed extensively both before and after the procedure.

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