How Soon Can I Return to Work After My Facelift?

return-to-work-after-faceliftPlastic surgery is a big decision for anyone and recovery time can influence the timing of your procedure. Because of the location and impossibility of covering your face completely, most Dallas patients don’t want to walk into their offices with bandages on and other obvious signs they’ve had a facelift.

The good news is that you’ll feel well enough to return to work 2 weeks after surgery. The postoperative pain is very manageable with anti-inflammatory medications at this point. But some of your other symptoms will remain.

There’s no way around it, you will have some swelling and bruising after your facelift. No matter how skilled the surgeon or successful the results, your body needs time to heal and that can’t be rushed. The solution: makeup that covers lingering signs of surgery. Most patients apply more foundation than usual so that co-workers won’t suspect that they’ve had a facelift. After 3-4 weeks you’ll be able to stop wearing makeup because your face will be back to normal and look years younger.

Faster Facelift Recovery with the Right Homecare

Homecare is an important factor in healing. Take enough time off from work to properly take care of yourself after the facelift. The first 48 hours after surgery will involve the most pain and severe swelling.

Your plastic surgeon will prescribe pain medication to get through the worst. After that, you should keep your head elevated on two pillows when resting or sleeping and avoid any strenuous activity until 3-4 weeks after your procedure.

If you’re eager to get on the path to a more confident, younger-looking you, Dallas facelift expert Dr. Robert Schwartz is ready to help. Call today for a consultation.