Beverly Hills Facelift

Beverly Hills Facelift questiosn answered by world renowned Beverly Hills Facelift Surgeon, Dr Francis Palmer who was voted one of the “World’s Best” plastic and cosmetic surgeons and has performed Face Lifts in Beverly Hills for over 25 years.

Beverly Hills Facelift Question:

I often read that it takes 10 days to recover from a face lift but I don’t know if that includes upper and lower blephs plus browlift, which people often have at the same time. I’d like to know how long to budget in a general way even as you need to add the disclaimer that everyone is different, we all heal at different rates. If it helps I am a 45 woman basically in good health, some asthma and allergies, of Caucaision and African-American descent.

Dr Palmer’s Answer:

I have performed Face Lifts for over 20 years and don’t perform Brow Lifts along with Full Face Lifts because of the area of tissue dissection that required: across the entire forehead, face and neck.  This leaves very little area for blood supply to heal the skin flaps along the lower section of the Face Lift.  I typically will perform the full Face Lift, Neck Lift with or without the Bleharoplasty (eyelid Surgery) and save the Browlift for another time at 6-12 months later.  This is safer than having a problem with healing after the Face Lift where a portion of the skin could die creating an unsightly large scar.

Full Face Lift with Neck Lifts require patients stay in the Beverly Hills/Los Angeles area for a minimum of 10 days and the tissues will take 4-6 months for the swelling, lumps and bumps to resolve.  Depending on your particular case…how much tissue dissection, skin removal etc. is performed, the longer your recovery time.  Most patients are able to put on makeup and look at 1 month post-op.  This is the mainreason that we started performing our “Palmer Celebrity Facelift” that’s minimally invasive with a surgery time of 90 minutes, using much smaller incisions, with or without anesthesia and a recovery time that’s measured in hours not weeks or months as in traditional Facelifts, Midline Facelifts or Deep Plane Facelifts.