The recovery after a facelift, typically, by two weeks, people feel fairly comfortable in public. Now, that doesn't mean that they're ready to go to a wedding yet, but usually after a few weeks, they're fit. They're ready, they're either back to work, they're driving, they're even exercising lightly. For the first week after a facelift surgery, you can expect to be bruised and swollen, so a lot of people lay low for the first week of facelift surgery. But after that, things start to perk up. And by two weeks, people are typically back to work and feeling a lot better. Now, they're not ready for weddings or important engagements yet, but it won't be long.
Facelift Recovery Period: Back To Socializing in 2 Weeks
Dr. Brent Moelleken explains that most of his patients feel comfortable enough with their recovery progress to step out two weeks post-surgery.