How Soon After A Brow Or Facelift Can I Return to Normal Activities?

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As treatments and procedures to slow or reverse aesthetic changes caused by aging or other factors become more common, there is a growing variety and availability of treatment options.

Although the specific aesthetic improvement that is desired will greatly determine which treatment is best, you often have the option of weighing the ease of recovery with minimally or non-invasive treatments against the more permanent results of surgical procedures that might come with a longer or more restrictive recovery.

In some cases, a more invasive or surgical option is needed to truly achieve the desired result. A facelift or brow lift procedure is a safe a very effective way to restore lost tone and definition to your face. Though the recovery may be longer and more restrictive than other options, they are a great way to help achieve aesthetic goals.

The exact recovery timeline depends on the procedure performed and the technique used by your surgeon. In general, a brow lift involves much less disruption and movement of tissue resulting in a potentially easier recovery.

For a full facelift procedure, your surgeon will choose between a classic facelift that involves a single incision along the hairline from ear to ear or an endoscopic lift that uses a series of smaller incisions in specific points.

In all brow and facelift procedures, you will be under general anesthesia, and the first part of your recovery will involve recovering from the procedure itself. As your body begins the healing process, you may feel discomfort, bruising, or swelling around the treatment areas.

The most important part of the recovery is to keep the incision sites and sutures clean to minimize the appearance of scarring. Most patients can generally return to their everyday life 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure.

Don’t let the fear of a long or restrictive recovery keep you from achieving your aesthetic goals. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Schaffer in San Antonio, TX, can work with you to develop the perfect procedure and recovery plan. Call the office at 210-227-3223 or visit to schedule a surgical or aesthetic consultation.

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