How long will it take to heal from my facelift?

After a facelift, it’s not uncommon for swelling to create mild distortions in the appearance of the face. Puffiness, eyes that seem asymmetrical, smiles that appear crooked, and the inability to open the mouth fully are all part of the natural healing process following a facelift. As the bruising and swelling resolve (typically 2-3 weeks), your face will assume it’s more natural look. However, it can take 6 months to a year before the optimal result is reached. It’s important to remain patient during this process. In the end, it will be well worth it!