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How Long is the Recovery after a Facelift vs. a Band Aid Mini Facelift?

For many plastic surgery patients, one of the first questions or concerns they bring up in their cosmetic surgery consultation is about the recovery time. How long will I be off work? When will I feel well enough to socialize? How difficult will it be? The short answer is that your recovery will be proportionate to your surgery. In other words, when it comes to face lifts, every facial rejuvenation patient is at a different level of aging and needs a different degree of skin and tissue adjustment to receive the results they want, and the more extensive your procedure is, the longer it will take your body to heal.

Your plastic surgery recovery will depend not only on the surgery itself, but also on other factors, like your body’s natural healing process, how well you follow your post-surgical instructions, how healthy you were before the procedure, and more. Because of this, it’s impossible to tell a patient the exact number of days they will need to heal before they return to work or other day-to-day activities. But if you want some general guidelines, my video below discusses the recovery time for a traditional facelift compared with the Band Aid Mini Facelift I developed, and explains the reasons for this sizeable difference.

Remember, plastic surgery is a true medical procedure which should be tailored to your specific aesthetic goals, signs of aging, medical needs, and other priorities. The goals may be cosmetic, but the risks involve your health, so be sure to only trust your procedure to an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon. If you’re ready to start discussing your options, schedule a consultation with me today. Or, for more cosmetic surgery tips, special offers, and health news, follow me, Dr. John L. LeRoy on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

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