Lower Facelift, cheek implants, and neck lift- need help with pain management and tightness.
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Postoperative pain should be discussed with your surgeon.
Discomfort after Facelift
Earl Stephenson, Jr, MD, DDS, FACS
Pain and swelling after face lift
First you should call your surgeon and discuss your pain and what you need. It is not uncommon to need a light narcotic or relaxant to sleep comfortably after a face lift.
Cool compresses, keeping your head elevated and not bending over all help. The tightness is from stitches and swelling and will subside and the pain should too. But again, see your plastic surgeon to be checked. Best wishes.
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