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How Long Will Swelling Last After Asian Facelift Surgery?

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Facelift surgery is becoming an increasingly popular procedure for anyone who wants to look and feel younger. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang is exceptionally skilled in helping Asian patients achieve their desired appearance. However, many people are concerned about the amount of swelling and inflammation involved during facelift recovery.

Swelling is a common side effect of any cosmetic surgery, and it may take several weeks for swelling to dissipate. Our professionals at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery can discuss your concerns during a consultation in Atlanta, GA. We also provide helpful tips on reducing swelling as quickly as possible. Call for more information about our advanced Asian facelift procedure.

How is an Asian facelift different from a traditional facelift?

People of Asian descent tend to have different needs than those of other ethnicities. The facial skin tends to be thicker and the buccal fat pads of the cheeks are usually larger. For this reason, Dr. Mang takes a special approach to Asian facelift surgery. Our team can create a personalized surgical plan that considers your individual anatomy. Our goal is to preserve your unique ethnic features while providing youthful and refreshed results.

What is recovery like from an Asian facelift?

Swelling and inflammation are natural as the skin and underlying tissues adjust to their new positions. Most patients also experience a little bruising in the treatment areas.

Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery recommends taking a week off from work and daily activities after facelift surgery. Dr. Mang will provide specific instructions on how to take care of your skin. We also prescribe medications to manage facelift side effects, like swelling. Most feel well enough to return to normal activities after two weeks.

How can I make facelift recovery easier?

Dr. Mang can answer all of your questions during an Asian facelift consultation in Atlanta, GA. During this time, we review everything you need to know about facelift side effects and potential results. Our staff may recommend the following to reduce swelling after surgery:

  • Use medications: We prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to help patients through recovery. Remember to take these medications only as directed.

  • Apply ice: Clean and covered ice packs reduce inflammation and swelling. Apply a cool pack for 15 minutes at a time, several times per day.

  • Sleep with your head elevated: Keeping your head above your heart can reduce swelling in the face and neck. Use several pillows to prop up your head while sleeping.

  • Eat a balanced diet: Drinking water and eating nutritious foods helps your body heal properly. Avoid meals with excess amounts of salt, which can cause additional swelling.

  • Avoid strenuous activity: Strenuous workouts increase your risk for swelling and bleeding. Light activities, like walking, are fine after the first week of facelift recovery, but ask Dr. Mang before returning to your normal fitness routine.

Manage facelift side effects

Swelling is a common concern for patients considering Asian facelift surgery, but the trained specialists at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery will walk you through every step of the process. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang is here to answer all your questions about this advanced procedure. Contact our office in Atlanta, GA to schedule a facelift consultation today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.