How long does bruising and swelling last following the operation?
Bruising and swelling following surgery normally resolves within seven to ten days after the operation.
How much time do I need off work?
Most patients are able to return to work and to social activities within one to two weeks of the operation.
How long does the effect of a mini facelift last?
The effects of a mini facelift can last up to five to ten years following surgery. This procedure does not stop the process of ageing but can make the effect of the ageing process less obvious.
What are the complications of this procedure?
A mini facelift is a much less extensive procedure than a facelift and therefore has fewer complications.
A small percentage of patients undergoing this procedure can have complications just like any other operation which include bleeding, haematoma (blood clot under the skin), infection, delayed healing of the wound, asymmetry and scars which are visible in the early postoperative period but which normally fade in the first few months after surgery.