Four Things to Consider: Planning for A Neck Lift

As we age, one of the areas on our body that shows the earliest signs of getting older is the neck, specifically around the chin and along the underside of the jawline. This is true for both men and women and is comically called the “wattle,” like seen on a turkey. However, not feeling good about your appearance is no laughing matter. As you gaze into the mirror, do you see wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin? Neck lift surgery may be just the thing to make your neck have a more contoured, youthful appearance.

Dr. Daniel Daube is the region’s only double board-certified and fellowship-trained Facial Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist in Northwest Florida, and has a reputation for providing the “Gold Standard” in facelifts and other aesthetic procedures. Neck lifts are just one of Dr. Daube’s specialties, but patients need to consider how this surgery will affect their lifestyle before moving forward, since pre-planning is important.

Things to consider:

  1. Schedule Recovery Time: A neck lift is somewhat invasive, so you will need to take time off to fully recover. To heal properly, heavy lifting, strenuous activity, or exercise must be avoided. Ideally, you should be able to resume regular activity in 7 to 14 days.
  2. Have Oversight: It’s best to recruit a family member or friend to help you through this period of healing. Getting the proper rest means someone else will need to handle your day-to-day physical needs.
  3. Be Realistic About Expectations: Right after the procedure, your skin will be tight, bruised, and swollen, which can last for several weeks. Some people experience pain or discomfort, so to minimize these after effects, it’s best to keep your head elevated.
  4. Stay Vigilant While Healing: As with any medical procedure, there is a risk of infection, so carefully follow the post-surgical guidelines provided. It should be noted that the appearance of a little blood is normal. However, listen to your body and notify Dr. Daube’s staff of any concerns you may have.

Patients who have received a neck lift from Dr. Daube have been extremely pleased with the final results. We are confident in the facial plastic services we provide, and feel certain you will as well. Schedule a consult today to feel better about yourself as you age! 850-784-7722 x 130

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