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Beverly Hills Facelift

World renowned Beverly Hills plastic and cosmetic surgeon, voted one of the “World’s Best” plastic and cosmetic surgeons by Tatler magazine answers questions about Beverly Hills Facelifts.

Facelift Question:  I had a facelift about six months ago, why am I still feeling tightness around my face, ears and neck? Should I still have puffiness on my face as well as feeling itchiness on the inside? When will all this be gone? What should I do or not do at this point?

Dr Francis Palmer’s Answer:  Traditional Face Lifts can feel tight, look puffy, have numbness or pinching sensations under the skin.  Tightness is because the SMAS was tightened and skin was removed to make things tight…this will loosen and feel less tight over time, typically about 1 year.  Puffiness is residual swelling that can last 6-12 months.  Time will take care of all of these issues and you don’t need to do anything, IMHO.