Richard A. Baxter, M.D.

The Art Behind Plastic Surgery

 

How can recovery time be minimized?

Most people are simply too busy to hide out for weeks after a facelift and don't want to have to explain to everyone they see that they had "a little work" done. Facelift techniques have improved a lot, but one thing that remains true is that a longer operation always means more swelling. The reshaping of the deeper tissues, as mentioned above, needs to be done with precision and minimal manipulation. You will still need to "hide out" for a week, but by the end of the second week, most patients are comfortable being out and about. Perhaps with a little camouflage makeup.

 

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