4 Stages of Recovery from a Facelift

Heard the rumors about long recovery time after a facelift? If you are thinking of getting a facelift in the Tampa area, Elite Facial Plastic Surgery has the best certified staff in the business. The method Dr. Dominic M. Castellano uses minimizes the recovery time for a facelift, and gets you back to feeling normal, looking younger, and radiating confidence in much less time. These procedures should not drastically affect the person’s life for weeks at a time. Dr. Castellano is a double board certified surgeon with a much better way to get you back on your feet and looking great.

One of the great things about the method used at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery is that it can be done under local anesthesia, and recovery time might only take a weekend. That being said, of course there is still going to be some sort of downtime while you go through the facelift recovery. Tampa-based Elite Facial Plastic Surgery has a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Dominic, with extensive training in facial procedures. With that in mind, here are some tips and a little insight for anyone who is thinking of getting a facelift in Tampa.

– Stage 1 – Some facelifts will require about seven days of rest in the first stage. This means being confined to bed, sleeping with your head up to ease the swelling, and taking it easy. Follow the instructions from the doctor very carefully are extremely important, especially the incision care routine and the daily dose of any pain medications prescribed. Veg out, relax, and take some time to heal and feel better.

– Stage 2 – This stage is typically categorized by the period between the end of week one and the end of week two after facelift surgery. Of course Elite Facial Plastic Surgery cuts that time down and gets you back in action a lot quicker. During this time, it’s natural to see some bruising or swelling on both sides. Some patients even report tingling, tightness, or strange sensations which is normal. Anything that might scare you, don’t hesitate to call the doctor.

– Stage 3 – Usually around the second week to first month time period, patients enter stage three. Again, at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, this stage would occur much sooner and you would most likely already be out enjoying yourself. Most activities are open to you again, and you feel good enough to start getting back out there.

– Stage 4 – After about three weeks it will be very difficult for anyone to tell that you recently had surgery. Of course the effects and the new youthful look with be apparent, but most of the bruising and swelling will be gone, or not at all noticeable to anyone but you. This is the point where you get to go and enjoy your new look.

Elite Facial Plastic Surgery has been in the business of Tampa facelifts since 1986. We put confidence back into the hands of our patients.

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