Sunday, 11 May 2014
My face Lift post operative instructions - Step by step
Patients usually experience only minimal discomfort following facelift surgery due to good pain management, and gentle surgical techniques.
You may apply ice packs to both sides of the face to help reduce swelling. Do not apply ice packs directly onto the skin, wrap them in a towel, tea towel etc.
You will have a pressure dressing or face form support in place for 24hrs and then a lighter support dressing for a further 24hrs after that.
Generally a semi-upright sleeping position (2-3 pillows) is preferable for at least the first week.