What is the Recovery Time for a Facelift?
Recovery time is much more accelerated now than with facelifts of the past, precisely because technological advances have made it possible for patients to achieve a more youthful appearance without bruising, prolonged swelling or visible scars.
In short, recovery time is dependent on the Type of facelift you select.
THE SCAR LESS ENDOSCOPIC FACELIFT:
Dr. Vitolo uses the benefits of technology in the scarless endoscopic facelift procedure, in which small incisions, hidden in the hair replace the traditional facial scars of the past. He then uses a miniaturized video camera and specialized instrumentation that allows him to perform the surgery while viewing a video screen. The resultant scars are almost invisible, there is usually no bruising and patients can return to normal activities in three to four days.
THE TRADITIONAL FACELIFT:
In this more extensive facelift an incision if made in front of and behind the ear and the surgery is performed under the surgeons direct vision. These incisions usually heal well although there may be some bruising and swelling. Dr Vitolo’s patients usually are able to return to work or normal activities in seven to ten days.