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How long can you have tightness and pain after S-lift? I feel it more in my left cheek.

My question is do you think this will settle down. The tightness and pain. You can feel my Lt. cheek bone. Will my jaws relax? How long can this take and what can I do to help.

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Recovery from surgery

Recovery from surgery takes one year.  In 2 weeks you look pretty good.  The tightness and pain gradually go over 10 to 12 weeks.   Be patient.  Wounds take a long time to go the full healing cycle.  All in all it takes one year.  My Best,  Dr C

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Healing after a facelift

Generally speaking, it can take 6 to 12 months to completely heal after surgery. Please keep in touch with your surgeon or his/her clinical team to discuss your ongoing concerns.

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Pain and tightness after face lift

  • usually the pain and tightness after a face lift will improve in 4-6 weeks,
  • it will take 6 months or longer to completely subside,
  • If approved by your surgeon, light massage and warm soaks may help. Best wishes.

S-lift and pain

Pain is not a common complaint after a facelift.  Usually tightness is the most common issue. If you have pain you want to be evaluated in person to make sure things are healing OK.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
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