Post Care Instructions

Mini Face Lift

  • Post-op appointment is 1 day after surgery, and then again 1 week later.
  • Keep the area dry and covered for 48 hours after surgery.
  • Wait 48 hours after surgery before showering. Do not rub the incision.
  • Wear the provided chin strap at all times for the first 3 – 4 days.
  • No strenuous activity, or lifting anything heavier than 15 pounds, until cleared by your surgeon.
  • Apply a small amount of Neosporin, Bacitracin or triple antibiotic ointment to the incision twice a day.
  • No makeup for 1 week after surgery.
  • Expect 1-2 weeks of facial bruising.

The following are normal findings following an incision or biopsy:

  • Redness, puffiness, or discomfort localized to the site.
  • Drainage – clear, red, or yellowish – up to a week after procedure.

Notify our office if the following symptoms occur:

  • Fever greater than 101.4.
  • Redness that extends beyond the surgical site.
  • Thick, foul smelling drainage.