NECK LIFT SURGERY FAQs
How Neck Lift Surgery is Performed
The procedure is performed by placing incisions under the chin and around the ears. When there is an abundance of extra skin in this area, it needs to be removed as part of the lift. Sometimes liposuction is necessary; this will be determined by you and Dr. Ali at the time of your consultation.
The visible edges of the loose neck muscles are sutured together and tightened. The surgery take about two and half hours and you will go home the same day.
What to Expect after Neck Lift Surgery
During the first week you will experience some numbness and discomfort. You will have to wear a facial garment to keep compression on the area. For the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours you will be on bed rest.
Sleeping in an elevated position can sometimes help with the swelling. For the first week you should plan on remaining at home. Swelling and bruising usually subsides in 1 to 2 weeks.
Downtime After Neck Lift Surgery
During the second and third week you may be allowed to gradually increase your activity. Excessive bending of the neck should be avoided during this period. Walking is encouraged but exercise and athletic activities are discouraged during the healing phase. Resumption of normal activities is allowed after 4 to 6 weeks.
Want to know if a neck lift is right for you? If you live in the Birmingham, Rochester Hills, Farmington Hills, Bloomfield Hills, Troy, Clarkston or Detroit, area call Dr. Ali and schedule a consultation today.