If you have considered cosmetic surgery for achieving a younger appearance, you have undoubtedly considered a facelift or similar types of facial surgery. It is well known that facelifts can produce dramatic cosmetic improvements, taking years off of your appearance in some cases. There are more factors to consider when thinking about a facelift, however, as recovery from this procedure can be quite different from other cosmetic procedures.
What is Recovery Like After a Facelift?
Immediately following a facelift, patients will have to take time off from work and other normal activities. This recovery time can last between one and two weeks before a patient is able to resume work and other usual tasks. During this time, any residual swelling and bruising will gradually fade. Although the initial recovery period only takes a few weeks, patients typically have to avoid exercise and other strenuous activities for at least three weeks to ensure that all incisions heal properly. After the recovery period, the results from treatment will become visible. Still, it can take up to four months for the full results from your facelift to develop.
How Can I Reduce Recovery Time?
If you would like to achieve the benefits of a facelift with a shorter recovery time, you may be a good candidate for a mini facelift. A mini facelift mainly addresses the lower part of the face, but it requires smaller and fewer incisions. Since this procedure is not as aggressive as a traditional facelift, most patients are able to resume their usual activities within a week or less.
What Kind of Facial Surgery is Right for Me?
There are many facial surgery options available for patients who are looking to achieve a more youthful appearance. Facelifts and mini facelifts are among the most popular, but the procedure that is best for you will depend on a range of factors including your cosmetic goals and personal preference. To learn more about these procedures or determine the one that will best suit your needs, contact us today to schedule a free consultation. Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta is proud to offer facelifts and other cosmetic surgeries to the men and women living in Chamblee, Roswell, Peachtree City, Duluth and the neighboring areas of Georgia.