How Long After a Facelift Can Botox Be Done?

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How Long After A Facelift Can Botox Be Done

Botox can be done within 2-3 weeks after a facelift. I prefer my patients to wait at least 4-6 weeks post surgery.

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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How Long After a Facelift Can You Have Botox

Typically, if a patient needs Botox for an area that was not treated by the facelift, they can have it about a month after surgery.

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Brian Windle, MD
Kirkland Plastic Surgeon
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Botox after facelift

There is really no good physiological reason, but I generally there is really no good physiological reason, but I generally tell patients to wait a month. That way most of the swelling is gone from the facelift and we can concentrate on the Botox procedure. I like to concentrate on one thing at a time

Ben Lee, MD
Denver Plastic Surgeon
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Botox Can Be Done At The Same Time

If a patient is strictly having just a facelift, Botox can be done at the same time. The reason being is that a face lift procedure does not include the brow or forehead area. Sometimes a client does prefer to do a few different procedures at once so they can lessen they’re down time, such as a brow lift and face lift. However, if they are just doing a facelift than they can absolutely get Botox at the same time up and around the eye area. “Dr. D”

Edward E. Dickerson, IV, MD
Fayetteville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Botox after facelift

It depends on the type of facelift performed.  If the brow was lifted at the same time, swelling in the area of the injections can cause the Botox to disperse as the swelling subsides.  It's best to wait 2-4 weeks after browlift surgery to consider Botox injections.  Many surgeons perform botox before or at the time of browlift surgery.  If you only had a facelift of the lower half of your face, then performing botox to the upper part of the face should be safe soon after surgery but consult your surgeon to see his protocol. 

Mike Majmundar, MD
Atlanta Facial Plastic Surgeon
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How long after a Facelift can Botox be done?

Botox can be administered at the SAME time as a Facelift. There is no reason to Wait on administering it.

Peter A Aldea, MD

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
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Botox after a facelift

 Since a facelift treats your face from the cheeks down, there is no need to wait any length of time for Botox injections to any areas out of the surgical field such as your forehead.

Richard P. Rand, MD, FACS
Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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