A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens these facial tissues. A facelift can involve removing excess skin, smoothing out folds or wrinkles, and tightening facial tissue. It does not include a brow or eye lift, although these might be done at the same time.

How painful is a facelift?

While it may seem like facelift surgery should be an incredibly painful procedure, the truth is that most patients are surprised at how little discomfort they experience.

Recovery time:

  • Most patients experience some discomfort, but medication can relieve tenderness. Bruising and swelling will be at their worst after 2 days, and they can persist for a few days.
  • Recovery normally takes around 10days-2 weeks, and vigorous activity can resume after 4 weeks How to prepare for surgery?
  • Book a pre opp with dr. Pillay at least 1-2 weeks before your procedure
  • Nil per mouth from 12pm previous evening
  • Schedule a follow up after surgery
  • Arrange transport for after surgery

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