Question: After almost a year of investigating different cosmetic procedures, I finally decided I?d like to get a facelift. I?m planning it during my two week vacation from work. I?m also not going to tell anyone except my best friend that I?m getting it done. Will the bruising be completely gone by two weeks? Should I take another week?s vacation so that no one could tell I?ve had a facelift? Answer: Facelift healing often varies from patient to patient and from surgeon to surgeon. With modern techniques and improved hemostasis? and careful dissection, bruising can really be minimized and usually takes up to two weeks. Bruising can be camouflaged with makeup.