People who want to sculpt and contour their faces may consider getting neck lifts. But one common concern is, “will it take forever to recover?” The short answer is no. Most patients experience bruising and swelling in the first couple of weeks, but these effects subside over time.
Read on to get answers to commonly asked questions about neck lift recovery. By knowing what to expect, you can ensure a smooth and positive experience.
At Concierge Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, a neck lift is an outpatient procedure. So you can go back home on the same day after your surgery. But you will need someone to drive you home and take care of you while you recover for the first 24-48 hours.
After a neck lift, patients should allow their bodies plenty of rest to recover. We recommend taking off work for at least two weeks, especially if your job is strenuous. If not, you may be able to return to work in a week. Limit heavy lifting for the first several weeks.
We recommend waiting at least two weeks before resuming physical activity and light exercise. You should wait about four months before attempting strenuous workouts. It is important to let your stitches fully heal to avoid post-procedure complications. Gentle stretching and light cardio are good ways to keep your body in shape during your recovery period. Your surgeon will suggest specific exercises to suit your condition and lifestyle.
The length of your recovery period depends on a few factors:
Generally, it takes 4-6 weeks for people to recover from a neck lift surgery. Some patients may notice tightness for a few months after the procedure. Scars take longer to fade. With a scar management plan, you can see them becoming less noticeable over 6-12 months.
The best way to get the desired results is by choosing a reputable provider and having realistic expectations. Neck lifts are technique-sensitive procedures, so it is imperative to go to someone who knows what they are doing. A reputable provider is well-versed in delivering top-notch results while helping you resume your lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible.
Are you considering a neck lift? First, it is crucial to understand what the procedure entails and how long it will take for you to recover. If you have questions about the recovery process, get in touch with Concierge Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery in Chicago, IL. We are a top-rated med spa serving Chicago’s Gold Coast, Naperville, Barrington, and Geneva. Dr. Epstein has completed numerous neck lifts with great success. Call 312-255-1495 to book a free initial consultation today.
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