I’ve heard a lot of doctors say that the recovery following a facelift is about 5 to 10 days. My friend had a facelift and even after 2 weeks she really didn’t feel that comfortable going out in public. Was her case unusual or is that common?
Your confusion is brought on the large number of branded procedures that are marketed as facelifts. Some mini lift procedures will have less than a week recovery, but a full deep face and neck lift could easily take two weeks or more. Your facelift recovery time depends on what your friend needed and had to get the result she wanted.