Results after a deep plane facelift
A deep plane facelift tightens, lifts, and defines the facial features, achieving a natural-looking, youthful appearance. Deep plane facelift results also last longer than other types of facelifts, providing outstanding results for patients that last as long as 10-15 years.
Because a deep plane facelift causes less trauma than most other types of facelifts, the recovery period is often shorter. Over the first several days, swelling and bruising will increase, and then begin to reduce and continually subside. Let yourself rest and heal during the first couple of weeks.
If drains were placed, these will be removed after the first week. Many patients can return to sedentary work and light activities after 10 to 14 days. However, it’s important to wait for 4-6 weeks to return to vigorous exercise or activity.