Your face and scalp will be wrapped overnight after the procedure. Swelling of the midface is expected after this surgery, and is the primary cause for discomfort. Your dressings will be removed the day after surgery and replaced with a much lighter dressing to be worn for five days. Stitches are usually removed between 5-7 days after surgery, except those around the eyes from lower eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), which are removed three days after surgery.
You may resume light activities (such as office work) a week after surgery. There may be residual swelling and some sutures that still need to be removed at that time. However, most such sutures are difficult to see, as they are well hidden. If you have bruising, it may be covered with makeup or clothing (turtlenecks, scarves) at this time.
You should avoid strenuous activity, such as heavy lifting, running, etc., in the first week to two weeks after your Midface Lift. Moderate physical activities may be performed after two weeks, and nearly all usual daily activities can be resumed after three weeks.