The neck is one of the areas that shows the earliest signs of aging in both men and women. Do you have loose skin under your chin and along the underside of your jawline? Do you have excess fat under your chin and jaw? Do you have crinkled skin, wrinkles, and lines? Neck lift surgery may help with these issues to give your neck a younger and smoother appearance. Like all medical procedures, a neck lift requires careful planning. Here are all the things to consider when planning your surgery:
Take Time Off of Work
Although you will be able to return to work just a few days after your neck lift, you will still need to plan to take time off from your daily activities. You should avoid heavy lifting and other strenuous activities or exercise. Bruising and swelling are inevitable, but overworking yourself before you fully recover can make them worse. You will be able to resume your normal activities in seven to 14 days, but until then, it is important to get plenty of rest and stay in bed if possible.
Ask for Help
It is important to have a friend or family members take care of you the day of and days following your procedure. Moving will be challenging, and you will mostly be in bed for the initial time period after the lift. It is necessary to have someone monitor you closely during this time.
Know What to Expect
Your neck will not feel like its normal self right after the procedure. In fact, it will likely remain tight, bruised, and swollen for a few weeks while you recover. You may also experience pain and discomfort and will need to keep your head elevated to aid in healing.
Pay Attention to Your Healing
With any medical procedure, there is a risk of infection and bleeding. Minor oozing of blood may occur immediately after surgery, however, if this persists, please contact our office right away.
A neck lift can help give your neck a more youthful, healthy appearance. With proper planning and care, this procedure can run seamlessly. If you want to learn more about neck lift surgery or have any questions about this procedure, contact us today!