Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility Recovery Following Facelift, Neck Lift, and Eyelid Surgery: What to Expect - Eugenie Brunner, M.D., F.A.C.S

One of the most important parts of any cosmetic surgery is the recovery period. Healing as intended can make the process go more smoothly as well as help to ensure the outcome is as described. This becomes even more important when multiple procedures are performed. Most of the instructions following the operation will be similar to what is given after a single technique; however, some elements will be unique to your customized treatment plan.

If you’re receiving a combination of facelift, neck lift, and eyelid lift surgery, it’s important to give yourself enough time to fully heal. This experience can take a little longer than perhaps it would if you only received one treatment. Therefore, you should plan to take off up to two or more weeks from your normal routine. Swelling, tenderness, bruising, and numbness may also fade more gradually, and Dr. Eugenie Brunner will provide more specific details during your initial consultation. Our skilled and friendly medical team will offer advice to make your recovery as comfortable as possible, including giving you prescription medication to manage your discomfort. Ice packs, keeping your head elevated even while sleeping, and other recommendations can further improve and expedite the healing process. After a couple of months you should be able to see the majority of the benefits, with recovery considered complete after about a year.

Your comfort, safety, and results are our highest priorities, and we encourage you to ask any questions that may come up. We want you to feel confident at every stage of the process.

Double Board Certified: Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery & Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery


Most Comprehensive Skin Rejuvenation Laser Center in Central New Jersey

Dr. Eugenie Brunner, winner of NJ Top Docs Award in 2020, Princeton, NJ.

Top Doctor 2020 - NJ TopDocs

Dr. Eugenie Brunner selected as New Jersey's top plastic surgeon in 2020

Select Surgeon's Top Plastic Surgeon in New Jersey for Laser Resurfacing and Tattoo Removal

Thousands of Cosmetic Facial Plastic Procedures Performed

Dr. Eugenie Brunner was awarded the Castle-Connolly Award

Castle Connolly - NEW YORK METRO AREA

Castle Connolly Top Doctor for more than 10 years (2009-2022) in Cosmetic Facial Plastic Surgery

Patients' Choice Award for Favorite Physician

2010, 2011, 2016-2020

Town Topics Readers' Choice Awards

2018, 2019, 2021

Fellow, American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

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Compassionate Doctor

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Dr. Eugenie Brunner won the compassionate Dr. award in 2020, New Jersey.

Compassionate Doctor Award 2020

5.0 Stars from 22 Reviews

Dr. Brunner was recently recognized by Castle Connolly as one of the Top Doctors for the New York Metro Area.

Castle Connolly is a premier category of excellence in American medicine, and Dr. Brunner has been recognized fourteen years in a row.

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