Not every patient will undergo the same recovery process. However, expect there to be a general recovery time of about two weeks – it all depends on the individual healing process. Your forehead may be wrapped in bandages after surgery to decrease swelling and bruising. Expect some swelling and bruising on the forehead, eye, and cheek areas immediately after the procedure. This swelling will gradually decrease over the next few weeks. Additionally, there may be some numbness, itching, and tingling sensations due to regrowth of nerves. To keep the swelling to a minimum, keep your head elevated, sleeping on several pillows. Be sure to avoid any vigorous physical activity during the next couple of weeks and closely follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions.