Just how painful is the recovery after smas face and neck li...

Just how painful is the recovery after smas face and neck li...

Greta  |  visitor  |  California
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Just how painful is the recovery after smas face and neck lift? What are the symptoms you feel in the face and head
after surgery? I'm planning to undergo a facelift this year.
Dr Christophe Zirak  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Brussels
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There is no pain. Some bruising and swelling that’s all.
You gonna feel some prick, pinch... this is the healing.
Dr. med. Petra Berger  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Frankfurt am Main Zurich Palma de Mallorca
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It is a more superficial feeling. Some people can feel a bit of superficial pain in areas of key sutures, but that’s only temporary. Also, your face will be swollen for two days, you need to know that before and it’s best to stay in the clinic during that time.

Kind regards,

Dr Petra Berger
Frankfurt, Zuerich, Palma
Greta  |  visitor  |  California
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Thank you for your time
Dr. Rex Christian Kennedy Montroyal MD  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Stockholm
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As a matter of fact, this kind of surgery is among the most rewarding and least painful operations you can ever do. Just very limited bruises during the first week, Almost no pain, some discomfort, and back to normal daily activities the day after the operation, some restrictions about heavy training, movements, articulation during the first week!
Medco International Centre for Plastic Surgery  |  Basic member  |  Istanbul
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Dear Greta,
You will not have such a pain. You will only have an itchy feeling and some discomfort only and some bruising as well. Tell me when you would like to have the SMAS lifting done.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Kind regards,
Medco HealthCo
Dr. med. Paul J. Edelmann  |  Premium member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Frankfurt am Main
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I am doing facelifts since 1985.
You don't need to expect pain, Greta. Some of my patients complain about pain in the region of os mastoid (behind the ears).
Due to swelling you might have a tide feeling on neck and cheeks for about 10 days.
Make sure you get operated by an experienced Plastic Surgeon, Greta!

Best regards,

Dr. med. Paul J. Edelmann.
Dr. Eugene Zadorin  |  Basic member  |  Traumatology  |  Kiev
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In good clinics it is not painful
Dr. Andrius Pajėda  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Kaunas
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The facelift procedure is not very painful one, but you will still be prescribed with pain medication. For the first few days drains are the most irritating thing that can give you trouble. After the drains are removed, the swelling and bruising will bother you more than pain itself. Lets just hope that all your wounds will heal well. Best of luck with the surgery.
Professor Ercan Karacaoglu M.D.  |  Basic member  |  Plastic surgery  |  Istanbul
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Hello Greta,

Face and neck lifting is not a painful procedure. What you mostly feel is tension but not pain.

I hope this helps
Best wishes
CSSC International +  |  Basic member  |  Lahore Stockholm
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Just how painful is the recovery after SMAS face and neck lift will depend on a number of factors; the type of surgery performed, whether general or local anesthesia was used, the amount of bruising and bleeding, whether flaps were created, whether deep SMAS lifting was performed or not, whether superficial nerves were cut or not and whether or not they were incorporated in the sutures or not ? In addition, the scars especially retro-auricular can become keloidal and lead to pain. There is at times pain in the temporal scars years after a face lift. The experience of the surgeon, the correct technique, use of proper anesthesia, avoiding bruising and bleeding and proper after care of stitches will not lead to any pain especially if you take regular prescribed analgesics in the post-operative period.

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