One of the most common questions we get at Sthetix is, “What recovery can I expect?” Understandably, many patients would like to look and feel their best while keeping downtime to a minimal. Between work, family, and social responsibilities, it’s difficult to fit a lengthy recovery period into our everyday lives. The good news is, there’s a new facelift technique that’s able to produce superior results with minimal downtime.

It’s called the ‘R’ Face and Neck Lift, and it’s revolutionizing the way we address moderate to severe signs of aging on the mid-to-lower face. At Sthetix, we use the advanced surgical technique to smooth wrinkles, tighten skin, and contour the jawline for a more youthful appearance. So, what recovery can you expect? Let’s take a look.

‘R’ Face & Neck Lift Recovery

The ‘R’ Face and Neck Lift is performed as an outpatient procedure. Unlike traditional facelifts that are more invasive, we’re able to perform the procedure solely under local anesthesia. The ‘R’ Lift uses a minimally-invasive technique that keeps post-operative swelling and bruising to a minimum. Incisions are made along the hairline and are typically easily-concealable. Once the procedure is complete, your skilled surgeon will close incisions with dissolvable stitches.

Patients are free to go home the same day and won’t have the groggy effects or ‘come down’ with general anesthesia. Swelling and discomfort will be at their worst several days following your surgery. Medication will be prescribed for pain management during this time. Closely following your post-operative recovery plan can facilitate a speedy recovery without complications.

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*Individuals Results May Vary

When Can You Return to Your Routine?

Because an ‘R’ Lift doesn’t involve much deep tissue remodeling, recovery is quite minimal compared to more invasive techniques. You’ll be asked to wear a support garment up to 1-week post-surgery to achieve an optimal outcome. Although downtime can vary from client to client, you can expect to return to most normal activities in just 7-10 days. Gradually incorporate more strenuous tasks as you feel comfortable doing so.

Dissolvable stitches typically dissolve or fall off in 1-2 weeks. Full recovery from an ‘R’ Face and Neck Lift can take anywhere from 4-6 weeks or more. An ‘R’ Lift can dramatically improve visible signs of aging while allowing you to get back to your regular routine as quickly as possible.

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Is an ‘R’ Face and Neck Lift Right for You?

You might be a good fit for the ‘R’ Lift if you’re bothered by moderate to severe aging on the face and neck. The minimally-invasive surgery cannot address facial volume loss such as sunken cheeks or under-eye hollows. Some patients may be better suited for a full facelift or pairing their ‘R’ Lift with dermal fillers or facial fat transfer. Your surgeon will speak with you about all of your options in-depth at the time of your initial consultation.

Sthetix is committed to your post-procedure well-being. We provide each patient with an individualized recovery plan to help them achieve an optimal outcome with the least amount of downtime possible. Your aftercare package includes 24-hour access to our trained staff as well as follow-up exams with your surgeon.

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Take the Next Step

Ready to learn more about an ‘R’ Face & Neck Lift? To request your consultation, fill out the form on the side of this page or call our practice at  0151 317 9251. Sthetix is based in Liverpool, Merseyside UK and also serves Chester and .