There will be a mild to moderate amount of pain and discomfort associated with the surgery. This should be easily controlled with oral medications.
The discomfort and pain should begin to decrease within 48 hours after surgery and a significant increase in pain after this period should prompt you to call the office. Severe pain is rare; if you experience this, please contact us immediately.
Bruising and swelling are to be expected after the surgery. These symptoms will peak within the first 36 to 48 hours after surgery, and will gradually subside over the next 10 to 14 days. To minimize the swelling, you should sleep with your head elevated for a couple of weeks after the surgery.
WEEK 1 Wear elastic garment at all times except when showering.
WEEKS 2-3 Wear elastic garment at night only. Swelling much improved. Some areas of the face and neck will feel quite stiff. Residual bruising can be covered by make-up.
If you have any concerns or questions, you should be comfortable contacting our clinic any time.Our clinic should be a source of information and reassurance throughout this entire experience, from the time of your first consultation and continuing after your surgery.