After undergoing plastic surgery, some people will experience pain, discomfort, and generally, swelling. It might look scary, yes, but the pain and swelling will disappear after some time.
But then, how long does it normally take?
Recovery time varies depending on the plastic surgery procedure and the patient’s condition. Here are recovery time for some plastic surgery procedures according to Manhattan Beach Plastic Surgery:
Eyelid Surgery – Patients can get around independently by the second day. With the use of sunglasses, may feel comfortable going to the store by day 3-4, and with makeup could return to work in 5-7 days.
Facelift Surgery – Patients can get around independently by the second day. They usually do not feel comfortable going out in public for 5-7 days, and require 10-14 days before returning to work if in the public eye.
Breast Surgery – Patients often are up and around the evening or day following surgery. Almost all patients can get around independently by the second day. May return to work at 5-7 days if not required to lift more than 7 kilograms.
Liposuction – Usually can get around independently by the second day, earlier if smaller number of areas treated. One can return to work and normal activities in 5-7 days.
Abdominoplasty – Patients may take between 2-4 days before getting around independently. The recovery is almost identical to C-section. One can return to a desk job at 5-7 days, other jobs 10-14 days.