What does the recovery process involved in neck lift surgery?

Your neck will feel bruised, sore and swollen and you may have to wear a special compression bandage afterwards. This will have to be worn for a week following your surgery.

If not then you will have a light dressing in place which must be kept clean and dry for two weeks. After these two weeks your dressing will be removed in order to examine and clean the wounds.

You will have been given pain relief to control any discomfort.

There will be scarring although these will be very small and will fade over time.

Please keep these incisions clean avoid soaking them in water until they have fully healed. Your surgeon will give you advice on this and other post-surgery aspects.

Make sure you rest and take things easy once back at home. Do not overtire or strain yourself. It is a good idea to keep your neck in an elevated position for the first couple of days.

You will require a week (or two) off work and avoid any strenuous activities during this time. It will be month before you can return to the gym or undertake any exercise.

If you notice any of the following then contact your surgeon: bleeding, sudden, intense pain, infection, irregular heartbeat, shortness of breath or chest pains.

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