NECK LIFT, MINI-FACELIFT, AND FACELIFT RECOVERY TIME
Hi there everybody! I wanted to take a moment or two to address a very common question that most patients have…”what will be my facelift recovery time, and does it depend on how many procedures I have performed at the same time?”
Recovery time certainly varies based on the patient and the type of treatment selected. Minor procedures, such as an upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift) or chin augmentation can have a downtime of just 2-3 days. Other procedures such as a lower facelift and neck lift (see TLC Lift) can have downtime of 5-10 days. Most surprisingly, having multiple procedures (i.e. fat transfer and lower eyelid lift with a lower facelift and neck lift) on the same day does NOT necessarily increase your overall downtime.
Good preparation for your procedure certainly can help shorten your recovery time (i.e. not taking any blood thinning medications or supplements the week before your procedure, and making sure your blood pressure is normal (or controlled with medications). Taking care of yourself after your treatment is just as important, so that you do not have any unnecessary setbacks. We will hold your hand for the entire journey and make sure you are doing everything possible to heal up as fast as possible. At times we may ask you to visit us an extra time or so after your procedure to make sure you are healing well. We are perfectionists and masters of our craft, so we need to be sure you result will be flawless!
Patients who work at a desk job can typically return to work faster than those who perform heavy manual labor or are in the public eye. Patients who work at a desk can sometimes be back at work as early as 3 days after their procedure(s) (i.e. in the case of an upper eyelid lift or mini-facelift)!
We are happy to provide you with a confidential doctor’s note to let your employer know that you are being cared for and under treatment by a physician. Please let us know if you will require this documentation, and we will be glad to provide it to you upon request.
Please take a minute to watch our video below for more helpful insight:
Team TLC and I have skillfully refined the delivery and efficiency of providing amazing procedures under local anesthesia, coupled with optimal recovery times. For a decade we have exclusively specialized in only the face and neck. This has allowed us to truly refine the entire process and minimize your facelift recovery time. Compared to most traditional practices, I am confident that our patients recover quicker on average. This allows you, our patient, to get back into life and enjoy your refreshed look as soon as possible.
Until next time! – Dr. Lanfranchi