I am 4 weeks on and healing well. My stitches were removed after 2 weeks but unfortunately one was left in behind one ear.There was a small hole which would not close up so I went to my GP who discovered the stitch and removed it. It has now healed up completely.I still have some numbness infront of my ears but it is no bother and improving all the time. All the bruising has gone.The op was painless but it is very intrusive with stitches right down both sides of your face. The first week is the worst then it is much better. I am pleased with the results it is very subtle and noone has guessed,they just say how well I look. Good luck but ask Mr Guest lots of questions about recovery, he is lovely and very honest.