I've had a facelift, upper eyelid surgery and lip injections. When will I start to look normal? (Photo)
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When will I start to look normal?
Swelling after Facelift, Eyelid Surgery, and Lip augmentation
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Swelling following facelift
I would recommend you speak with your doctor if you are having severe pain in addition to the swelling.
Swelling After Facelift
If the swelling continues to worsen, I recommend contacting your doctor urgently to discuss the issue. If the swelling is stable, you can expect the vast majority of swelling to be gone in a couple weeks (but all of the swelling to be gone in several months). Congratulations on your facelift!
Dr. Michael Epstein
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Thank you for your question and photo! Please check with your surgeon about the swelling- make sure that there is not a collection of fluid or blood. Ice packs may not help much after the first 24 hours- take care not to freeze your skin. The worst swelling is in the first 3 to 5 days.
With Warm Regards
Trevor M Born MD
Healing takes time
It is critical to follow the aftercare instructions given by your doctor, including wearing the compression mask. Keep All incisions and dressings dry until your doctor says that showering or bathing is okay. For the first few days, the head should be kept elevated and immobile in order to minimize swelling. Most stitches will be removed in about five days, and the initial face lift results will be apparent soon afterward. Blow-drying your hair and wearing earrings, is prohibited for a longer period of time.
For the first few days or weeks, depending on your procedure, only walking and mild stretching are appropriate physical activities. Vigorous exercise, heavy housework, and sexual activity should be avoided for at least the initial two weeks after surgery. Alcohol, saunas, and steam rooms should be avoided for several months. Extra rest is very important to promote proper healing.
I've had a facelift, upper eyelid surgery and lip injections. When will I start to look normal?
Your swelling will increase for the first 2-3 days, stay there for another 2-3 days, and it isn't until the 5th or 6th day that the swelling starts to come down. That is about the time you will start to see your face starting to return to normal. But around 2 weeks is when you will have 80% of your swelling gone and look better then than you did before your surgery.
I hope this helps and good luck.
Swelling after facelift
You pictures appear to have appropriate swelling which should continue to decrease in the week.
Continue to follow up with your surgeon to ask these questions.
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