Question: I haven’t read a lot of full facelift recommendations. I would like to get more information on the subject. What kind of aftercare is required after a facelift procedure?
Answer: After a facelift procedure, the patient has bandages on the face. The bandages are then removed and the face is examined, usually within the first 24 hours to make sure there are no complications. Bandages may just be examined and may not be removed by some surgeons at this time. The bandages are removed and later dressings will be placed. Then, the patient needs to be seen a few days after this to remove the bandages to improve the healing. The other thing that the patients are very concerned about is the swelling. Surgeons recommend different techniques to minimize bruising and swelling. You can use naturopathic remedies as well as ice in the first short period. After that, the patient is seen in less frequent intervals to make sure that the healing is occurring on schedule.