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Planning Your Recovery: When Should You Get a Facelift Before an Event?

Is there a big event coming up that you want to look absolutely stunning at?

Whether it’s a wedding or a high school reunion, there’s no denying that we all want to look fresh-faced and youthful at a major life event. That’s why so many people look into getting a facelift in order to prepare for this event. If you’re considering doing the same, you might be trying to plan out your recovery so you’re at your very best appearance before the event.

So when it comes down to it, when should you get a facelift before an event?

 

Here’s how the timeline of your facelift recovery will work:

  • The facelift procedure itself will take about 3 to 5 hours to perform. During this time, your plastic surgeon will make small incisions within the hairline and behind the ears to access key facial muscles. These muscles are pulled taut to address sagging; excess skin is trimmed to show off new results.
  • You’ll need to take about a week off of work; some patients may opt to take two weeks off of work to give bruising and swelling a chance to subside. You can usually wear makeup after the second week.
  • For the first six weeks after the procedure, you’ll need to refrain from heavy lifting, swimming, and other strenuous exercises. Your plastic surgeon will let you know when you can resume a normal exercise regimen.

Ready to look absolutely stunning, refreshed, and youthful for your next big event? Schedule your consultation with Board Certified Oculoplastic Surgeon Dr. Liu and Board Certified Oculofacial Aesthetic, Plastic, and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Ahn, at Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA to learn if you’re a good candidate for this popular procedure.

By | 2018-10-16T00:30:10+00:00 September 27th, 2017|
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