I had the same surgery three years ago but I...
I had drains which I had the last time. It' s creepy but more efficient than allowing the body to absorp all that extra fluid n I think it aids in the healing process. There was edema under one eye and then the other. Then a red band-like thing around the front drain. At first, it scared me cuz I didn't know what exactly a drain was. I thought it just was taped to a point or two in the back f the head.
What helped was having a nurse's aid who was very experienced n stayed side-by-side with me in the king-sized bed set-up I had prepared. It was cray-cray to think that a friend or any adult could do such a job. If you can afford it. Get it. Even a liscensed LVN so you will feel super confident. She will not freak out about milking the drains or making phone calls about your progress. You will be in no condition to be alone in any way.
My doc who is super experienced and whose lifestyle reflects his artistry and skill. I would never go to a doc who did look good herself or himself...something like like walking the walk. He met me three days after surgery on a Sunday to remove the drains. Yay. My nurse aide drove me n it was over in a flash n I felt nothing.
Now I'm allowing the normal bruising to continue healing. Will keep u posted
Also had breast lift
One week results after breast lift, neck n mini face lift
Today I willl go back to getting my green juices because comfort food like garlic cheese grits and mashed potatoes are probably not as good for my body. Important thing is not to open mouth very wide. Even with the low fat frozen Greek yoghurt, I have managed to lose four pounds. Wanted to lose weight before surgery but that didn't happen. Here are some one week photos.
My doctor is excellent but I can't compare because I've had only him. I feel safe but I'm always scared of surgery. I love the results but I just get so nervous thinking about the whole cutting, blood and stuff like that.