I'm 5 months into my facelift. last night I slept flat on my back my head was more towards the end of one side of the pillow my face and neck was turned all the way to the right with my face partially off the side of the pillow which was pulling the left side of my face and neck very tight it was a firm and very thick pillow i slept like this for 3 hours would this have permanently stretched anything out on my face or neck?
Can Sleeping Wrong Hurt Results of Facelift?
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Sleeping and facelift results
Excess skin causes aging. Unfortunately, sleeping on our faces contributes to this but so does smiling, chewing and the worst, the sun. It would be ideal to not do any of these but how much fun would life then be. Fortunately, there is plastic surgery and new innovations are always around the corner!
Sleeping will NOT affect the results of a 5 month old Facelift
Most modern Facelifts involve some manipulation of the deeper layer called the SMAS. Different surgeons use this soft tissue layer differently to lift the face and neck. At the end, the SMAS is stitched back together. With time, the repair is further strengthened by scar tissue. It would take an enormous sudden pulling force, if any, to disrupt such repair 5 months after surgery.
Relax. Enjoy your new face. You cannot hurt it that easily.
Facelift and Sleeping
It is very unlikely that caused any damage to your facelift by sleeping in an awkward position. Over time the tissue in your neck and face will loosen regardless of your sleeping habits. So sweet dreams.
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Sleeping position will not affect facelift results
Can sleeping wrong hurt the results of a facelift?It will not change the shape of your face or the results of your face/neck lift. It is most important during your healing and recovery phase to get a good night of sleep.
Sleeping Will Not Affect Facelift Result
5 months after surgery, positioning during sleep will not affect your Facelift result. Most patients at this juncture still feel some degree of "tightness" which can last for up to 29-12 months. There may be some degree of subtle swelling which is not immediately noticeable to others but that you may notice. I would advise you to raise your concerns with your surgeon
Sleeping Position 5 Months after Facelift Surgery
Your sleeping position for a few hours 5 months after facelift surgery will have no effect on your final result.. Relax and sleep well.
Sleeping position after facelift
If you sleep flat or to one side of the face the first few weeks after a face lift, it may cause more swelling and bruising, and possibly affect the final result. Five months is too far out to be concerned about sleeping position.
Sleepin position effect results of facelift
No there is no relationship with the position you sleep vs a lasting effect upon your facelift. Maybe your issue is in the result is not symmetrical? I do not know. Photos would help.
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It is highly improbable
Having said that, every once in a while there is a trouble maker who does not what to do what others do. By five months, the face lift should be so well healed that there is just very little that you could do that might cause harm to the facelift. I am even referring to vigorous exercise. However, if you are having a new issue that you can see in the mirror, it is reasonable to go see your surgeon and get their opinion.
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