Pressure, discomfort, pain, numbness and other symptoms after a facelift will vary in appearance and length of duration based on a multitude of factors. Every patient will have different perceptions and reactions to surgery. In addition the actual technique of each facelift will vary and have a bearing on post-op symptoms. It is therefore not possible to generalize about the duration of neck pressure sensation. Many patients have little discomfort after a day or two following surgery. Other patients will have some form of discomfort for a month or more.
At 10 1/2 months following the surgery, the healing and scar tissue would have achieved near full maturation, so persistent symptoms are very unusual at this time. You should be evaluated for a cause of your symptoms, if you have not already done so.
I have had extreme tightness and pain for 4 years and it seems to be getting worse. If you find out any answers I would greatly appreciate it as I have been to a long list of doctors hoping for relief and ansers.
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