Factoring recovery times and what the recovery process will look like with a facelift is a vital thing to consider. Patients should plan on taking it extremely easy (and having a friend or family member take care of you), during the first few days after your surgery. Overall, it takes about 10 days to recover, and stitches are taken out after week 1. Most are fine to return to work and other day-to-day activities by week 2, post-surgery. As mentioned above, your face will experience some bruising, and you’ll have truly little energy shortly after your procedure.
To help with recovery, ensure you are getting plenty of rest, eating healthy and staying hydrated, and following any specific guidelines outlined by your plastic surgeon.