Cosmetic Surgery Procedure - Neck Lift
Neck Rejuvenation (Neck Lift Surgery)
Faqs about Cosmetic Neck Surgery
Are the neck lift incisions visible?
All neck lift operations require some sort of incisions. Small incision mini neck lift wounds fade and with time they virtually vanish. Patients with heavy necks may require skin excision. When patients require skin excision longer incisions are needed to permit removal of the bunched skin, which appears as the neck is lifted. Sometimes incisions behind the ears will become a little more noticeable as people don't heal as finely in that area. Sometimes medicines are used to help reduce the size of this incision and on occasion the incision will need to be revised subsequently.
Is it painful?
Neck lift surgery can be mildly sore and some patients complain of feeling tight. This is often worse in the first few days as the swelling increases. In general though most patients do not describe this as a painful operation.
Is neck lift a very common operation?
Neck lift is one of the most common cosmetic operations. This is often a problem in younger patients who, despite diet and exercise, have some excess rounding in the area under the chin - often a familial trait. These operations are more popular now than ever.
When can I return to work after neck lift?
Most patients find that for one week they do require to rest at home. There will be swelling and bruising during that time. A few patients can return to social life at a week but most patients will wait 10 to 14 days before returning to work. Some patients will prefer to wait longer. There is a limitation after facelift/neck lift in turning the head for three weeks. This may affect some activities and patient's need to take care when driving a car. Reversing the car, which requires turning the head, can be a little uncomfortable for a few weeks.