Downtime and Duration of Neck Lift Surgery?
- Asked by Pug Momma in San Francisco Bay Area
- 4 years ago
I do not mind some lines and wrinkles but I HATE the chicken neck look I have! I am 62 years old and trying to grow old with some grace, but this trully bothers me. How much downtime can I expect from Neck Lift surgery? How long does the procedure last? I appreciate you responding. Thank you.
Nseck Lift Recovery Is 10 Days to Two Weeks Should Last 10 Years
Thank you for your question.
Down time is the time it takes for bruising to resolve. You will be up and around the next day. Bruising can last two weeks.
The duration of the result depends on your skin quality and the quality of your result.
Younger patients with healthy thick skin and a good result can expect a 10 year result.
Patients with thin sun damaged fair skin can need revision as early as two years.
If your neck is tight at 3-6 weeks after surgery you should expect a long lasting result.
Web reference: http://drseckel.com/surgical-procedures/face-lift/
Down time after neck lift
You may have some bruising and swelling which can last up to two weeks, but you will be up and around the next day. I usually tell my patients no physical exercise for about 4-6 weeks.
Necklift Recovery and Duration
The Neck Lift involves minimal post-operative discomfort and downtime. Pain medication is prescribed, but it is unlikely it will be needed for more than a day or two following your procedure. Most patients return to work or social activities ten to fourteen days after surgery. Strenuous physical exercise should be avoided for four to six weeks following a neck lift as it can trigger swelling. You will continue to age, however a necklift is long lasting and should last approximately 10 years. Best of luck! Dr. Clevens
Web reference: http://www.drclevens.com/weekend_necklift.htm
Neck Lift Recovery and Duration
Downtime from a neck lift tends to be to be 1 to 2 weeks. Duration of a neck lift is generally seven to 10 years.
Neck Lift Surgery?
Thank you for the question.
Based on your description face/neck lifing is indicated. Nonsurgical options tend to be ineffective; be very careful because you will be offered these non-surgical treatments that will likely leave you disappointed.
You can expect one to two weeks of “downtime”; procedure time about three hours.
Corset neck lift
I have done many neck lifts in the past several years and only since I have performed the corset platysmaplasty have I had consistent, durable result that my patients love. Furthermore, when I place reston foam on the neck after surgery, the bruising is minimized and most patients can return to work in 7-10 days.
Neck Lift Downtime
A neck lift supports the platysma muscles in the neck and the excess skin is redraped and removed. It sounds like this may be an appropriate procedure for what you describe.
Everyone has some bruising and swelling after the surgery. The bruising is is gone in one to two weeks for most individuals. Everyone is different and some people bruise easier than others. The two week time frame seems to apply to most patients. Most of my patients can go out to dinner or attend social functions two weeks after surgery.
Here are a couple of hints to help minimize the bruising.
- Before surgery, the patient should avoid blood thinning medications or supplements such as aspirin, Advil, Motrin and Aleve. Vitamin supplements especially vitamin E can also contribute to more bruising and should be avoided about 2 weeks prior to surgery.
- I also recommend that my patients use arnica montanica. They start this the night before surgery and take it for about 5 days after the surgery. Bruising seems to go away about 3-4 days sooner in patients who use the arnica montanica.
The swelling tends to last longer. Most of the swelling, say 80%, is gone in the first couple of weeks, but the remaining swelling gradually goes away over the next several months. Although this residual swelling is relatively minor, you may not see the final result of your surgery until 3-6 months after the procedure.
In my experience, a neck lift which supports the deeper neck tissues lasts about 7-10 years. Again this varies depending on the individual and the type of tissues they have.
Neck lift downtime
A neck lift is great to improve loose skin and platysma banding in the neck. This is often combined with a facelift in patients that have jowling. The downtime is about 1-2 weeks.
It depends on the surgeon and the surgery.
Usually the bruising is gone 2-3 weeks after a neck lift. Each person can have a different amount. The final result will not be apparent for about 6 months.
Recovery after neck lift
Depending on the extent of the surgery, the initial swelling and bruising tends to last about 3 weeks. However, many individuals demonstrate rapid recovery and are back to work withing 10 days.
It will likely take a minimum of 3 months to assess the final result.
Of course, individuals will vary in their outcomes.
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