Results and Post-Operative Treatment
The patient can go home on the day of the intervention; the dressing and the drains can be removed the next day.
The face remains swollen for five to seven days and normal activity can be resumed eight to ten days after the intervention.
The final result can be seen after the operation.
The mini-facelift makes it possible to regain a lovely contour of the jaw and a firmer neck, and to lessen the folds by the side of the nose (nasolabial folds) and the bitterness wrinkles.
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The facelift ends with a cleansing of the face and the application of a dressing that must be kept in place for 24 hours.
Two drains will be fitted in order to evacuate the seepage and are usually removed the next day.
The stitches will be removed after about 10 to 15 days.
After two to three weeks, the result can clearly be seen, but the healing process is only completely finished after two to three months.
A facelift involves risks that are inherent to any intervention: there is a possibility of bleeding or infection.
A facial nerve can be momentarily insensitive and cause symptoms of temporary paralysis, but these complications are extremely rare.
The beneficial effects of a mini-facelift last for approximately fifteen years.