Do you stay in hospital overnight for a smas facelift?
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SMAS facelift recovery
In the US most facelifts are performed as outpatient procedures, i.e. not requiring hospitalization. From a pain control perspective most patients are managed with oral pain meds and do not require parenteral or injected pain medication. I am sure however that your surgeon has the ability to admit you to a facility for the first 24 hours post-operatively. Regards. Dr. Kiener
Facelift - postoperative pain
if your procedure can be considered as an outpatient or inpatient procedure depends which type of anesthesia will be used, the length of your surgery, how extensive your procedure will be, and your overall medical health. In our practice healthy patients stay usually 1 night in the hospital after a full face/neck lift. The procedure itself is not perceived as that painful by most patients. But since the perception of pain, can vary quiet a bit from patient to patient good pain control should be ensured.
I hope this helps.
Is there an overnight stay in hospital after a SMAS facelift?
A SMAS facelift could potentially be done with or without an overnight stay in the hospital. The decision would be up to the surgeon. For my patients, I do normally have them spend one night in the hospital before going home. Your surgeon may have a different routine. Most patients do not have significant pain after a facelift.
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