Question: What is the follow up care like after a facelift? How many check-ups will I need and for how long?
Answer: After a facelift procedure, the patient is usually seen within the next day of surgery and examined to make sure that there are no immediate serious complications. The next time the patient is seen is 48 hours after that to remove the dressing and place a lighter dressing on. After 1 week I see the patient for another follow up and then visits thereafter are spaced at longer intervals as long as everything is healing well. If there is any concern at any time a follow up visit can be scheduled sooner.