Botox can be done within 2-3 weeks after a facelift. I prefer my patients to wait at least 4-6 weeks post surgery.
How Long After a Facelift Can Botox Be Done?
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Botox Can Be Done At The Same Time
If a patient is strictly having just a facelift, Botox can be done at the same time. The reason being is that a face lift procedure does not include the brow or forehead area. Sometimes a client does prefer to do a few different procedures at once so they can lessen they’re down time, such as a brow lift and face lift. However, if they are just doing a facelift than they can absolutely get Botox at the same time up and around the eye area. “Dr. D”
Botox after facelift
It depends on the type of facelift performed. If the brow was lifted at the same time, swelling in the area of the injections can cause the Botox to disperse as the swelling subsides. It's best to wait 2-4 weeks after browlift surgery to consider Botox injections. Many surgeons perform botox before or at the time of browlift surgery. If you only had a facelift of the lower half of your face, then performing botox to the upper part of the face should be safe soon after surgery but consult your surgeon to see his protocol.
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How long after a Facelift can Botox be done?
Botox can be administered at the SAME time as a Facelift. There is no reason to Wait on administering it.
Peter A Aldea, MD
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