Some fundamental facts on face lifting (facelift)

What happens after the operation?

After the operation we will apply a cotton wool bandage (head bandage) for one day. Swelling, bleeding and a sensation of tension in the skin are normal even after removal of the bandage and will disappear automatically. You can reduce the swelling by applying a cooling face pack (gel mask). Impaired sensitivity can last for a few months before fading altogether. Stitches are normally removed after ten to fourteen days, by which time the swelling will also have eased off. It will take at least three months before the final outcome is seen and can be judged finally.