Neck lift cosmetic surgery may appear to be a minor procedure, but it usually involves a significant amount of skin excision and tightening. Recovery part in this procedure should be taken as seriously as the surgery itself. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain all about recovery in order to prepare the patient well in advance.
The Aesthetic Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) is a premier practice led by board certified plastic surgeons. The practice provides state of the art surgical and non-surgical procedures, including neck lift. Patients in Houston TX, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive neck lift at the center.
A patient who receives neck lift plastic surgery procedure should plan to take some time off work, which could range from one to two weeks. In the first 24 hours after the procedure, the patient should ideally have someone to assist them at home because the neck movement will be difficult. Plenty of rest should be taken in the first week, but light movements and walking in the home should be done a few times a day.
The cosmetic surgeon will prescribe pain medications for the first week to manage any soreness or discomfort. The patient should preferably wear comfortable, loose fitting clothing with buttons in the front so that it is not necessary to pull clothing over the head initially. Strenuous activity, sports, and heavy lifting should be avoided for a few weeks even after the patient returns to work.
Bruising and swelling in the first few days following neck lift are expected. However, if the patient experiences abnormal swelling, severe pain, pus in the incision sites, or any other signs of poor healing, they should get in touch with the surgeon promptly. The recovery period is likely to be longer for patients who choose a neck lift in conjunction with a facelift or another facial procedure.
Common Side Effects
In the first two to three days, discomfort, swelling and bruising will be more pronounced. However, the symptoms will begin to fade quickly, and within two weeks, a large part of the symptoms will have vanished. Complete swelling would disappear over several weeks or months.
Some amount of scarring is inevitable in neck lift surgery. But an experienced surgeon will use innovative techniques to limit the size of incisions, and keep the incision locations as discreet as possible. The ACPS receives patients from Houston, TX, and nearby areas for neck lift surgery.
Even after the healing is completed, the neck lift results will continue to improve for some time. It may take about six months to achieve full and final results. If the patient refrains from smoking, drinking and other lifestyle concerns that could hamper the recovery, the results of neck lift are likely to be highly desirable and will establish more quickly.
Serious complications are rare in case of neck lift surgery, provided it is performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon. Apart from scarring, other typical risks include seroma, hematoma, numbness, and skin irregularities.
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