Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility How Long Should Swelling and Numbness Last After a Facelift? - Eugenie Brunner, M.D., F.A.C.S

The healing process following a facelift is just as important as the surgery itself. As your body recovers, you will experience certain post-operative effects, like swelling, numbness, and bruising in the treated area. These can be a little uncomfortable, but they should fade in time. Generally speaking, the majority of the numbness and swelling should dissipate after about six to eight weeks. These symptoms are most pronounced the first couple of weeks, with significant improvement over the next several months. You may also experience patchy numbness or “pins and needles” as sensitivity returns. Minimal swelling can continue for up to a year or so, although you may not notice since it should be quite minor. Full sensation can also take up to a year to return, although everyone’s experience is unique. If you have any questions during this process, we are happy to discuss your inquiries or concerns.

Remember to take good care of your face and body during recovery. We understand you’re excited to see the results of your procedure, but showing patience while healing is the best way to achieve the optimal outcome. We’re always here to help, so feel free to talk to us anytime and reach out to Dr. Brunner’s office in Princeton, NJ

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