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If I go for face lift, is it necessary for me to stay in the hospital?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery

The majority of patients undergoing a face lift do NOT require hospital stay. In fact, patients normally stay at a 24 hour post-operative care facility with licensed nurses. The nurses will help with medications, removal of fluid from the drains, and dressing changes. The aftercare facilities are excellent for women whom have also undergone large body sculpting procedures or mommy makeovers. 

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