Are you ready to get rid of that ‘turkey wattle’ and rejuvenate your neck with a neck lift? If so, you will probably want to know how much time you’ll have to devote to recovery. So how long is recovery from a neck lift?
Restore A Youthful Profile With A Neck Lift
A neck lift works really well to reduce signs of aging on the jawline and neck and improve the appearance of the lower face. A neck lift gets rid of loose, sagging skin on the neck and tightens the underlying platysma muscle, restoring a slimmer, more youthful profile.
How Long is Recovery From a Neck Lift?
On average, recovery from a neck lift takes around 2-3 weeks, but recovery time varies depending on the individual and the extent of surgery.
Swelling, bruising, and pain should be expected after a neck lift. Patients may also feel tightness, numbness, and tingling that lasts for a few days. Most of the swelling and bruising resolves within 7 days. Patients are required to wear a compressive chin strap for about 3-4 days to support the new neck contours.
Most patients can return to work and normal activities about 10-14 days after neck lift surgery.
The neck lift recovery journey will be different for each patient, but following the post-op guidelines of your surgeon will assist the recovery process, and ensure the best possible results.
When Will I See Results?
Patients will notice visible improvements in the appearance of their neck immediately after neck lift surgery. The neck will be smoother and more youthful after a neck lift, and the jawline will be more defined.
Would you like to learn more about recovery from a neck lift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the greater New York metro area, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo for a consultation. Dr. Vitolo has offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, NY.
You can reach Dr. Vitolo at https://www.drvitolo.com/, or by calling (877) 351-3069.