After the mini facelift and face-necklift you will experience no pain. During the surgery, regardless if it is performed under local or general anaesthesia, the face will be anaesthetized. Sometimes that causes the facial nerves to be numb causing the facial muscles to be numb as well. There will be a temporary bandage and if needed a drain. When the face is no longer numb you will still feel no pain, but your face can feel a bit tight.
Back in your hospital room you can recover and at the end of the day or the next morning the bandages will be replaced by an elastic mask. If applicable the drain will be removed. The procedure is often done in daycare, so most patients will go home the same evening. The morning after surgery you can remove the mask, take a shower, wash your hair and put the mask back on. The mask will only be worn during the first few days. The sutures will be removed after one week.