Healing after a neck lift involves a lot of care and effort from your end. The aftercare healing process that you have to give will ultimately show in the final results. Follow all the advice of your doctor carefully to ensure that your neck gets cured faster.

Listed below are a few general care tips you should employ so that you have minimum pain during the recovery phase.

The Healing Process

  • After your neck lift surgery, your neck and face will be lightly bandaged. This is placed to reduce swelling in your face and neck. A thin tube may be placed in your neck immediately after surgery to remove excess fluid or drain excess blood.
  • Remember to keep your head elevated above your head for the first few days following the procedure. This will enable better pumping of blood to your face. This means that you cannot bend or lift heavy objects during the healing period. Also, remember to keep your head straight during the recovery period. This means you should not bend or turn your head excessively. This can cause an unnecessary buildup of fluids in your head, resulting in the formation of pus with pain and pressure on your neck. If you feel that your neck is swelling, do not apply ice packs. This results in irregular blood flow to your neck, and can even lead to skin death.
  • Avoid the contact of anything hot with your neck, including hot showers, saunas, and steam baths. take cool showers and stay indoors as much as possible. If you have to go out into the sun, try to protect your neck by wearing large hats and wearing sunscreen. Avoid wrapping your neck up in scarves or stoles.

Have Realistic Expectations

You should always have realistic expectations about the final results you will experience. Even though a neck lift will remove your excess skin and fat, it will not remove wrinkles and other signs of aging.

You will have to continue taking care of your skin the same way as before the surgery. A neck lift will dramatically tone your neck and give you a firmer look. But do not expect it to look young and wrinkle-free, as the skin on your neck will remain the same.