Facelift Recovery Day By Day

Dr. David stoker board-certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles. One question that facial rejuvenation patients frequently ask is, “What is my recovery like?” and the answer, of course, it varies. If the patient has extensive fat in their neck and we’re going to be doing a lot more surgery and a lot more skin removal, it will involve more swelling and potentially even a little bruising for about 10 to 14 days. They’re definitely not going to be looking their best. Potentially, around the 10-day point, they may be able to do Zoom calls. Patients typically look their best around two to three months after surgery, and with really extensive procedures, it can take a couple more months. You have something really important coming up, like your child’s getting married or you’re filming a TV show or big movies; definitely give us a few months to get you healed up.

When our patient in her 50s came to see us, she dealt with very common problems among individuals her age. As we age, due to the decrease in collagen, our skin will begin to sag and lose its firmness. This patient was not only bothered by the sagging skin and the wrinkles on her face but also her sagging eyelids and sun damage. We performed a full facial rejuvenation procedure to address these issues. Our Traceless Facelift pulled back the skin of her face, tightening it. The incisions are well hidden along the hairline, where they are not visible. This procedure was designed to reverse the many effects of aging without having obvious signs of surgery.

We then performed an upper eyelid procedure, which lifted back her eyelids that had started to sag over her eyes. This was important for her appearance so that light would be allowed to read her eyes and sparkle. To top it off, we also included CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing, which involves using laser technology to remove thin layers of the skin. This helps diminish many issues such as sun damage, discoloration, and wrinkling as the skin heals, stimulating collagen and fresh skin.

Choosing the right board-certified surgeon is critical to the outcome & safety of your procedure. We recommend that our patients do as much research as possible before going through with their desired elective procedure. Visit us at drstoker.com, to learn more about our Traceless Facelift, as well as our many other treatments & procedures that can be included, such as our CO2 Laser Resurfacing Treatment.

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