As you may already know, a mini facelift recovery period lasts about one to two weeks. During this time, double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer will be sure to check on your status. The healing portion of the process is critical to the overall success of the surgery, which is why it’s important to follow all of the post-operative instructions given to you.

You will need to elevate your head during facelift recovery as a way to help reduce swelling in the area. To do this, it’s recommended that you use several pillows or a bed wedge. It’s also important to refrain from smoking or drinking alcohol while healing. Smoking will lessen blood circulation and slow down the recovery.

For more information about facelift recovery, contact our New York office today.