In Perth, facelift surgery is performed in an accredited hospital under general anaesthetic. An overnight stay in hospital is the norm, but this may be longer depending on your general health, the extent of the procedure and your surgeon’s advice.
A compression garment is placed around the ear, cheeks and neck after surgery for 1-2 weeks and ice packs are applied on the ward. Sutures are removed within the first week after surgery.
Bruising and swelling may take up to 2 weeks to settle, so it is recommended to take this downtime into account when planning your work or social calendar.
You will need to attend a post-operative consultation approximately 5-7 days after facelift surgery, and again 7-14 days after surgery with subsequent post-op visits if required.← Will I be hospitalised for facelift surgery?