Facelift
It is advisable to rest with your head propped up in the early days and avoid bending, lifting or sudden movements of the head. You will be advised on when you can wash your hair and this will help to make the removal of the stitches easier. A scarf will easily hide any bruising and swelling. If you need it, special camouflage makeup can mask most bruising that remains. It is very important that you attend the appointments, which have been made for you to care for your wound. It will be possible to return to work once the stitches have been removed and the bruising and swelling have settled; approximately 1-2 weeks.

Risks
If you are allergic to any medication or you bruise quickly please consult with your surgeon. When a facelift is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Still, individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities, and the outcome is never completely predictable. Complications that can occur include hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin that must be removed by the surgeon), injury to the nerves that control facial muscles (usually temporary), infection, and reactions to the anaesthesia. Poor healing of the skin is most likely to affect smokers.