A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and lift soft tissue around the mid and lower regions of the face.  Rhytidectomy recovery starts when you leave the surgery facility, which is typically the same day. This is why it is referred to as an outpatient procedure. Here are a few things to consider during the healing process.

The first few days following surgery are when you are the most helpless. Post-operative care is vital during the period of time when you’re healing from the procedure. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory Park recommends using old linens on your bed at home, along with padding for the spots that come in contact with surgical areas.

During your rhytidectomy recovery, you will need to set aside a couple of weeks, depending on the advice of your doctor, to allow your wounds to heal. This is best achieved with rest, relaxation, a healthy diet and no smoking or alcohol.

For more information about the recovery process, contact our San Diego office and arrange for a private consultation.