Question: After almost a year of investigating different cosmetic procedures I have finally decided that I would like a facelift. I’m planning it during my 2-week vacation from work. I’m also not going to tell anyone except my best friend that I’m getting it done. Will the bruising be completely gone by two weeks? Should I take another week’s vacation so that no one can tell that I’ve had a facelift?
Answer: Facial rejuvenation in Toronto procedures are commonly requested by patients. Quite often patients like to protect their privacy while having these procedures. You must realize that a very good, successful facial rejuvenation procedure will result in a change in your appearance that people who have seen you recently will be able to observe. Depending on the technique, the bruising can vary. For example, facelifts are occasionally performed on the subcutaneous plane or an extended facelift procedure may be performed. Procedures which are done to the deeper depths may have more swelling which may take a longer time to resolve. Also, based on the amount of dissection which is performed, the bruising can vary. In addition, it should be known that bruising varies between patients. For many patients, two weeks after facelifting procedures, most of the bruising is gone. However it cannot be guaranteed that your face will be completely without any evidence of the procedure. Hairstyle also plays an important role in the appearance after a facelift. When the hair is worn up you may be able to see some signs that incisions were made in the face. Frequently, a hair style which covers up the incisions may work better in the initial face lifting period.