What regimen must be followed after a face lift?
I have quite a heavy workload. Do I have to be on a special regimen after the surgery, use special equipment or treat the skin somehow?
Your surgeon should tell you what to do with the healthy part of the skin and skin that is scarred.
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an arnica gel will reduce swell and bruising. recovery will be faster. you have to take care of surgical wounds for a few days and keep dressings on for 3-5 days. recovery to normal social activities is 10-14 days.
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After facelift, a bandage will gently be placed around the face to minimize swelling and bruising. A thin tube may be present to drain any excess blood that may collect under the skin. Initial healing will include swelling and may include numbness and discomfort that can be controlled with medication. Facial movements may be temporarily restricted and the skin will look bruised or discolored. A return to normal activity is usually possible within a few days of surgery. For the most part, facelift incisions are well healed within a week. The patient will be ready to return to work sometime between 2 to 4 weeks. Cosmetics can usually camouflage any bruising that remains. It is important to practice sun protection until the healing process is fully complete.
After your face lift surgery, you need to take broad spectrum antibiotic, pain killers, and anti-inflammatory enzymes in tablet form, for one week. You need to take care of your stitches, and clean them with alcohol swabs twice a day for a week to ten days time, until removal of your stitches.
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Yes, is better have enough time, just for you and your recuperation. At the beginning you will have an inflamed face, and you will need see your doctor frequently. Some procedures are following by dermal and skin therapies
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