Facelift Recovery

The Basics of a Facelift

Awaken Aesthetics offers facelift treatments to eliminate signs of aging and promote a refreshed, youthful look. A facelift can address multiple issues along the face that result from the aging process. Read on to learn more about the benefits of a facelift. View More Patient Results

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Facelift Overview

A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, targets the sagging skin that causes folds along the cheeks and jawline, which change the shape and contours of your face with age. A rhytidectomy procedure entails pulling back excess skin on the side of the face and remodeling the tissues beneath the skin to restore the contour of the face to its youthful shape.

The procedure lasts from two to five hours, depending on the scope of the treatment. Combining a facelift with other cosmetic enhancements can further enhance the effects of a facelift.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Anyone aged 30 or older can benefit from a facelift if they struggle with one or more of these problems:

  • Loose skin along the cheeks
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How Long is Recovery from a Facelift?

Are you interested in improving the appearance of sagging skin with a facelift – but not sure how long you should plan to spend in recovery?

As it turns out, you may be back to your normal routine a lot sooner than you think. Take a look at the average recovery length of a facelift procedure, including what to expect from your facelift recovery. View More Patient Results

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Average Length of a Facelift Recovery

At Awaken Aesthetics (located in Torrance, CA), our facelift patients can expect to take about one to two weeks off from work. This is when patients experience the majority of facial swelling and bruising, so you can expect the same from your own facelift recovery

Patients are also required to wear facial coverings for this period of time, as it helps reduce post-surgical swelling.

Usually, by week three, patients can gently cover up any residual bruising with makeup and start to return back to their normal lifestyle.

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When Can I Return to Work After a Facelift?

Are you interested in getting a facelift procedure – but not so sure if your work schedule can accommodate your recovery?

It’s a common question that’s asked in plenty of consultations, as many of our patients are concerned that their recoveries may interfere with their work lives. That’s why we’re about to explore the average time it takes to return to work after a facelift, including how to have a smooth and successful facelift recovery. View More Patient Results

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Returning to Work After a Facelift

While every patient is different, most individuals can expect to return to work about one week after their facelift procedure. The exception to this rule is if you work in a more manual job, as your physical activity will be limited in the first few weeks of recovery. For this reason, some patients may not be able to return to work for two weeks.

Your board certified plastic surgeon will give you the green light for when it’s time to go back to work.

How to Have a Smooth Facelift Recovery

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