Have you noticed changes in your neck and jawline that make you look older and less attractive? You can rejuvenate your aging neck with a neck lift. A neck lift makes the lower face look more youthful because it lifts and tightens sagging neck skin and refines the jawline. But what is the recovery time for a neck lift?
Benefits Of A Neck Lift
A neck lift improves visible signs of aging in the neck and jawline. It addresses loose skin and muscle, jowls, and excess fat below the chin. During a neck lift, the surgeon will lift and contour the tissues of the neck and jawline, to give the neck and chin a defined, more youthful appearance.
What Is The Recovery Time For A Neck Lift?
Recovery time for a neck lift varies depending on the extent of surgery. However, patients are generally advised to take at least 7 days off work to rest and recover.
Common side-effects after neck lift surgery include swelling, tightness, bruising, and numbness. The swelling and bruising can take 7-14 days to resolve. Patients are usually required to wear a supportive chin strap or bandage for up to 7 days after neck lift surgery, and sleep with their head elevated to help minimize swelling.
Most patients can resume normal activities around 2-3 weeks after a neck lift, but strenuous activities should be avoided for at least 4 weeks.
Following the post-surgical instructions of your plastic surgeon will help to ensure a smooth recovery and lower the risk of complications. However, every patient has specific concerns that can impact their rate of healing.