On Sept 12th 9 days ago I had a Face/Neck Lift along with a Blepharoplasty (both lids).
I was anxious prior to surgery, because I had form images in my mind of this "Great Deal of Pain" I would need to endured to see myself looking more refreshed.
To my total amazement no "Pain" what so ever. I did no have to use the prescribed pain medication I was given not even Tylenol!
For those up there that fear could he holding you back from retracting years from the look of your face, FEAR NOT.
Expect bruising, inflammation and of course discomfort, but nothing you can not handle.
I am well aware that the threshold for pain varies from person but trust me you can do this.