When I perform a facelift
, I counsel my patients that the swelling would persist for quite sometime and the final result should be appreciated after a couple of months of surgery. All features which you are having are classical manifestations of the early postoperative period and much would change as time passes on. However, do not expect a drastic change within 10 days of surgery: the effects would take much longer to appear! Take the pain medications as they would counter inflammation and decrease swelling over a period of time.