What will my recovery be like?
Post-operative patients may have a drain in overnight as well as head and neck dressings. After these are removed, patients are often required to wear a removable chin strap for several weeks. Sutures are usually removed 7-14 days after surgery and most patients feel socially presentable 2 to 3 weeks following facelift surgery. Patients typically take this time off of work to rest and recover at home.