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<, Facial Plastic Surgery<When Does Swelling Disappear After a Facelift?

The majority of facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy, patients are concerned about when does the swelling disappear after a facelift and there is nothing wrong with being concerned of that. A lot of people can’t take that much time off from work or are worried about looking back to “normal” before a certain time or event and this is perfectly normal.

I tell most of my facelift patients that most of the swelling after a facelift occurs in the first week or two.  After that time period, the swelling after a facelift is a gradual decrease over time.  Usually by three months, most swelling disappears after a facelift but there may be gradual changes with healing up to a year in some cases.

Every facelift surgery and patient is different so the swelling after a facelift may vary from patient to patient. But for the most part, it’s common to see swelling disappear after a facelift at least three weeks out.


About the Author:

Dr. Csikai is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, US Navy Veteran and father of three children. His Practice in Jacksonville, Florida is a full service plastic surgery center with state licensed ambulatory surgery center. His practice in Waycross, GA provides Cosmetic treatment Injections such as Botox and Juvederm for clients in Southern Georgia. Dr. Csikai has been practicing in Jacksonville for over 10 years.