What can I expect from my recovery?
You’ll need a friend or family member to take you home and assist you for the first 24 hours after your facelift in San Francisco. Dr. Delgado will make sure you leave with pain medications, antibiotics, and anti-nausea pills. He will provide a customized aftercare plan that goes over caring for your incisions, bathing, and showering, sleeping, returning to work, and resuming your exercise routine.
Swelling, bruising, and tenderness will be at their worst for the first few days, after which they will gradually subside. Most clients take two weeks to rest before returning to work, provided their job is sedentary. Vigorous exercise and heavy lifting should be reserved for 4-6 weeks after your surgery.
What are the risks associated with a facelift?
- Poor wound healing
- Anesthesia complications
- Temporary nerve damage
- Temporary numbness
- Loss of hair at the incision site
- Poor cosmetic results