It has been six weeks since my facelift and fat transfer. I have some lumps/bumps in my lower cheeks where fat was deposited, and my neck is still bumpy, too. What is most concerning me is that on the right side I have a "joker line"... sort of a tight tug. I used a very well-known board-certified cosmetic surgeon... is this common at 6 weeks... and will it relax and look less surgery-like as time goes on. I'm 53, and never had any facial surgery before. I feel like I look "worked-on."
Full Healing Time After Facelift
Doctor Answers (4)
Healing after Facelift
I understand your concerns, but you are only 6 weeks after surgery. This will improve. Massage and ultrasound treatments may accelerate the healing process. Follow the advice of your surgeon.
Post Operative Recovery After a Facelift
In general, healing after a facelift requires 2 weeks unless you have other procedures done including a TCA peel or laser which can add an additional week. In general, my patients can be back to work in 10-14 days. This is something that needs to be discussed pre-operatively with the and not post operatively.
6 weeks after facelift
Six weeks after facelift is a bit early to get too worried. The lumps may be fat injection or fluid, the "joker line" may be from the pull. You should ask your surgeon.
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