What should I expect during my thread lift recovery?
During your thread lift recovery, your doctor may ask that you use antibiotic ointment near the entry points. Cold compresses may be applied after your procedure is completed.
You will be given specific instructions that may include how to care for your face, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your overall health and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses and ointment.
Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.
- What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
- Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery?
- When will they be removed?
- Are stitches used?
- When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
- When do I return for follow-up care?
Thread lift recovery and sun protection
You must practice diligent sun protection and use darkly tinted sunglasses until the healing process is fully complete.