I am writing this to share with anyone considering mid face lift/cheek lift. One has to be absolutely clear about the downtime after this surgery. While most of the websites and consultation would tell you that 2 weeks downtime is enough, that is absolutely not true. For 4 weeks I looked like old version of Mae West with huge bumps on my upper cheek.
Right now I am 6th week post-op and still cannot socialize with someone I don't want to discuss the surgery with.The swelling goes down at a glacial pace. My case got worse since I had laser under my eyes and that area got infected. While I am yet to see the final results, I was definitely not prepared for the downtime and anxiety I had to endure.