Monday, July 1, 2019

Does a facelift hurt?

This is a common question from my Houston facelift patients. Facelift surgery with or without a neck lift should not cause significant pain. There may be some mild discomfort associated with a facelift. A feeling of tightness around the neck is not uncommon. Most patients do not require much of the pain medications prescribed. Once the tight dressing is removed, most of the discomfort is resolved.

If there is significant pain after a facelift one must be evaluated to assure there is not a hematoma or collection of blood under the skin flaps from the facelift. This is an urgent issue that may require simple draining the blood or going back to the operating room to evacuate the hematoma.

Dr. Funk performs facelift surgery in Houston.