How long can you have tightness and pain after S-lift? I feel it more in my left cheek.
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Healing after a facelift
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.
Recovery from surgery
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So if you are only several weeks to months after surgery, you can be optimistic that time will improve your tightness and discomfort. You describe "pain," which should be present only for the first few days (rarely weeks) after surgery. If you truly have pain and jaw tightness beyond several weeks after surgery, you should talk to your surgeon again--this is not "normal" after the time period stated.
I'm not sure what you mean by I can "feel my Lt. cheekbone." I can feel mine too, and I've not had a facelift. I'm sure you meant something else, but other than the tightness you already describe, tightness more on one side than the other is also something you should discuss with your surgeon.
Since I don't know how close you are to your surgery, I am reluctant to recommend anything other than you asking your own surgeon. Massage and ultrasonic treatments are options to help scar tissue and swelling diminish, and I start this no sooner than 3-4 weeks after uncomplicated healing in my own facelift patients. Please ask your surgeon. I'm sorry I can't be of further assistance. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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