A neck lift offers a more youthful neckline, but it comes with recovery. Here's what to expect:

Immediate Post-Surgery:

  • After the neck lift, you'll be monitored in a recovery area.
  • Expect bandages, later removed, and possibly a compression garment for a week to reduce swelling.

First Week:

  • Rest and avoid strenuous activities.
  • You might have bruising, swelling, and discomfort, managed with prescribed pain medication.
  • Follow post-operative instructions, including head elevation, dietary restrictions, and avoiding smoking and alcohol.

Weeks 2-3:

  • You'll start feeling better and can resume some normal activities.
  • Continue to take it easy, avoid neck-straining activities, and attend follow-up appointments.

Weeks 4-6:

  • Most patients can return to regular activities, including exercise.
  • Listen to your body and avoid discomfort or strain.
  • Protect your neck from the sun to prevent scarring and discoloration.

Long-Term Recovery:

  • Remember, full results can take several months.
  • Continue self-care, maintain a healthy diet, and avoid skin-damaging habits like smoking and excessive sun exposure.

In conclusion, neck lift recovery varies by patient and procedure extent. By following your surgeon's instructions, resting, and recovering, you can ensure a smooth journey to enjoy your neck lift's beautiful results for years.

Considering a neck lift or another cosmetic procedure? Doctor Verduijn can guide you through the process, answer questions, and offer personalized recommendations. Contact our office today for a consultation.

As we age, the skin on our neck can start to sag, creating a "turkey neck" appearance that can be a source of self-consciousness for many people.

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