Question: I had a facelift about 9 months but I feel like the surgery might have pulled my skin too tight. Even up to this stage, part of my face feels very tight. When can I expect my face to have a more natural appearance?
Answer: Pulling of the face depends on the vectors of the facelift and also how much tissue is removed. In general, the goal is to try to close the skin without any pinching. The underlying tissues may be pulled tight and the skin is generally treated gently. Over time, your face will soften, and I think you should wait for another three months and the one-year mark to see if it has softened. As time progresses every year, you will have a more natural appearance.