What should I expect following a face lift?
This is no small procedure so it's something you should plan for. And that means you need to build in about 10 days of recovery time. You won't be ready to go back to work or social activities for 10 to 14 days. Expect a low energy level.
Don't worry that people will see scars. Dr. Kridel hides incisions in natural skin lines and creases, and any visible scars will fade until barely noticeable.
You'll have swelling and bruising, which will disappear in a few weeks.
While you're waiting for the swelling and bruising to subside, use camouflage makeup and creative hairstyling. In three to four weeks, you'll be ready to show off your new face, which will remind you of the way you looked 10 years ago.