Facelift: What you need to know
Face-lift - Mayo Clinic
Numbness after a facelift is almost always temporary, as your nerves regenerate to accommodate the recent surgery. This time maybe anywhere from 3 to 6 months, occasionally longer. In terms of swelling, your lymphatics and soft tissues need to reduce edema, and this may take several months. Depending on what type of procedure you had, the swelling may last longer that a less invasive procedure. I tell all my patients not to prejudge their result for months to allow changes to resolve. Swelling, bruising and numbness are all typical post-operative symptoms for facelift surgery. Bruising can be quite severe and, in some cases, extend into the neck and chest.
Facelift: Everything You Need to Know
Any time an incision is made in the skin, there will be nerve damage. If you have a scar, you'll notice that the sensation in the area of your scar is less than the sensation of the skin on either side of the scar. This is a minor nerve injury and eventually, it becomes barely discernible.
As we get older, skin and tissues naturally lose their elasticity. This leads to sagging and wrinkles. A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens these facial tissues.