Less than a week is typical for a minilift
Mini facelifts typically have less than a week of downtime. If your hair can cover the area in front of your ears, then many patients return to normal activities (work, social, etc.) even before the sutures are removed in 6-7 days. Otherwise, once the sutures are removed, patients typically resume non-strenuous activities and if there is any bruising, this can be covered with make-up, even the day after the procedure.
Andrew C. Campbell, M.D.
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon