October 11, 2015, 7:54 pm
As the skin loses its elasticity over time, sagging, wrinkling and other signs of aging develop in different areas of the face. For many people, wrinkles and other signs of aging can be damaging to self-confidence and can leave them fearful of looking into a mirror. A rhytidectomy, or facelift, can dramatically reduce the signs of aging and turn back the clock on one’s appearance. It’s important to know about the rhytidectomy healing process.
In around one to two days after a facelift, you may be able to wash your hair again. Be very careful while doing so, and avoid extreme hot or cold water, as this can damage the still-healing tissue of the area. It’s also important to take some time off from work and all strenuous activities during rhytidectomy healing.
The surgical strategy requires incisions along the hairline around the temples. The incision allows for excess skin to be removed and sagging tissue to be pulled taut. Because of this, bruising and swelling should be expected.
For more details about rhytidectomy healing, contact the team of board-certified plastic surgeons at Criswell and Criswell.