Question : I feel like my face has been very swollen and puffy ever since my facelift. How long should the swelling last? Is there anything I can do to minimize it?
Answer : After a facelift, there is some swelling; however, this can improve usually in the first few weeks. I like to tell my patients that they should resume their exercise regimens once they feel ready to and go back to normal activities and make sure that their nutrition is good. These things will help the healing process.