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What is the general recovery period for facial surgery?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
The general recovery period for facial surgery depends on the extent of the surgery. Facelifts and necklifts may take 6-8 weeks for full recovery. Eyelid surgery recovery is usually 10-14 days. Rhinoplasty surgery may take a full year for full recovery of edema and swelling. 

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