I had a facelift last Friday. So far everything has gone well, as well as expected. I was very nervous going in but the nurses and my doctor took good care of me and prepared me for everything. When I got home I took the prescribed pain pill and sleeping pill and made it thru the first night. Day 1 post-op went by slowly but with a lot of ice packs and pain med I made it thru. Day 2 post-op was awful because I had so much nausea and discomfort from the bandages so tight around my head along with the tape being so itchy on my neck. I just kept taking the sleeping pills to dull everything. I am not in too much pain on Day 3 post-op. I had my bandages removed today , thank God, as the tape around my neck caused a bad rash. And my doctor took me off the antibiotic as that was what was probably causing the nausea. I was able to shower and shampoo my hair, yay! I loved seeing my new neck, even though I am very swollen, I can see the difference.
53 Yr Old "Mother of the Groom to Be" in Need of Neck Lift.... - Wellesley, MA