What’s The Downtime With a Facelift Procedure?

Face Lift Torrance, CAWhen it comes to facial wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, skin creams just aren’t going to cut it.

Sure, those serums and gels may have worked when you were barely out of your twenties. But as you’ve grown older and wiser, you’ve noticed that even the most expensive skincare products aren’t delivering on their promises. That’s why you’re interested in one of the most effective, confidence-boosting treatments for aging facial skin…A facelift!

Why Opt For a Facelift?

If you’re looking for a procedure that will deliver on results, a traditional facelift may be just what you’re looking for. A facelift can target some of the most common signs associated with aging, including:

  • Sagging facial skin
  • Severe wrinkles and lines
  • Drooping brow line and eyelids
  • Emergence of jowls
  • And more!


A facelift procedure addresses aging symptoms by tightening sagging facial muscles and skin, which in turn corrects many of the above issues. Careful incisions around the hairline and behind the ears make it possible for your plastic surgeon to access pivotal facial muscles without leaving a scar! These muscles are pulled up toward the hairline to promote a tighter and more contoured appearance. Skin is positioned to match the new alignment, while excess skin is trimmed and removed.

The final results can remove years – even a decade – from your appearance!

What Kind of Downtime Should You Expect?

A facelift procedure is a major surgery, so patients should anticipate some considerable downtime. As a general rule of thumb, you can usually return to work after 10 to 14 days; at this point, all of the clips and sutures on your incisions will be removed. In the weeks following your facelift procedure, we will schedule follow up appointments to closely monitor your healing progress to ensure there are no complications. Patients can expect a check-up the day after surgery, 1 week after surgery and a final appointment at the 2 week mark.

At Awaken Aesthetics, we prefer to use removable sutures instead of dissolvable ones. Removable sutures typically heal better than dissolvable sutures, thus promoting smaller, almost-invisible scars hidden in the hairline and natural creases of the face.

Patients should expect some soreness after the procedure, which can be managed with pain medication. After two weeks, patients can return to normal social activities. Exercise isn’t recommended until four to six weeks after the initial procedure.

Discover Your Facelift at Awaken Aesthetics

Rewind the clock on your facial appearance. Schedule a facelift consultation today at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA and call (310) 791-2233. Awaken Aesthetics serves the greater Los Angeles metro area.

By |February 23rd, 2017|
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