What Is The Fastest Way To Recover From A Facelift?
Following facelift surgery, patients typically want to get back to their normal lives as soon as possible. Therefore, the early days of the recovery can be stressful and full of worry that they will not get back to normal in time, or at all. Luckily, this isn’t true, but it can take different amounts of time depending on various factors. Let’s look at the question, “What is the fastest way to recovery from a facelift?”
The fastest and best way to recover from a facelift is to follow Dr. Allegra’s post-operative instructions. He customizes his instructions to each patient to account for the patient’s specific surgery, medical history, and needs. Some of the routine advice Dr. Allegra gives that helps speed the recovery of a facelift can include:
- Elevate the head of the bed
- Undergo ultrasound lymphatic massages
- Do not do anything too strenuous
- Get up and walk every few hours
- Wear necessary garments for compression or healing
- Attend all post-op appointments
- Take prescribed antibiotics
People with diabetes, who smoke, or with major health conditions (even if well managed), may heal slower than the average person. Dr. Allegra can discuss this with you and give you a good idea of what you can expect from the healing process.