Will there be discomfort, bruising or swelling, and for how long?
Most patients don’t tend to bruise unless they also have neck liposuction. There will be swelling for atleast 1 – 2 weeks. Some patients can develop ear discomfort, and this can last about 2 weeks. This is usually amenable to simple painkillers (paracetamol and ibuprofen).
Your overall time frame is variable with respect to swelling and bruising. This does depend on how your body reacts in these situations. On average, most patients can expect to be swollen for up to 10 days. The ear-lobes are swollen for a bit longer compared to the rest of the face.
At 6 months from surgery, you will have a more definitive idea of what the outcome of surgery will be.