What Is My Neck Lift Recovery Like?
Patients should anticipate taking a week off after having cosmetic surgery. Swelling should go down within four to five days. When working with a board-certified cosmetic facial surgeon like Dr. Goldschmidt, there is very little chance for complications during recovery.
Dr. Goldschmidt will prepare you further based on your circumstances once you schedule a consultation.
How Long Do Results From a Neck Lift Last?
You can expect your neck lift results to last between 10 to15 years. You will continue to age post-surgery, which will ultimately impact the results after several years. Still, you will see excellent results for at least a decade.
Frequently Asked Questions About Neck Lift Surgery
Will a neck lift cause scarring?
Like most surgeries, a neck list will require the doctor to make incisions. These incisions cause scarring, but a qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeon will be thoughtful in their placement so they aren’t too visible. Incisions are made close to the hairline for optimal blending. It’s important to note that these incisions are usually small, which reduces the chances of significant scarring. Any residual scarring will fade over time. You can consider using a scarring cream to speed up the fading process.
Can I get a neck lift revision?
Yes, some doctors will perform a neck lift revision if you are unhappy with your results. Revision surgeries are always more difficult as the doctor has to work with an area that has already been changed, adding some unknowns to the equation. Not to mention that a revision will cost extra money and require additional recovery time.
To reduce the risk of being unhappy with your results and needing a revision, always do your research when choosing a plastic surgeon. Select a doctor that is experienced and has before-and-after photos to show you. Dr. Goldschmidt is certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the Board of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.
Can I combine my neck lift with other procedures?
What is the best age for a neck lift?
A neck lift can be performed at any adult age, but it is most common between the ages of 40 and 70.
What risks are associated with neck lift surgery?
All surgeries hold some risks, such as infections, scarring, swelling, numbness, unsatisfactory results, and anesthesia complications.
To reduce risks to the patient, the doctor will examine your current health and medical history during the consultation. If it’s deemed you are at high risk due to health concerns, the doctor will not approve you for the procedure.