8 Neck Lift Recovery Tips You Need to Know
1. Follow your plastic surgeon’s pre-surgery plan.
Before you even engage in your neck lift recovery process, your plastic surgeon will provide you with a post-op recovery plan about one week before your surgery. This plan will include tips to have a successful recovery, as well as a schedule of follow-up appointments you should attend after your procedure.
2. Enlist help during your first few days after surgery.
Thanks to the aftereffects of general anesthesia, you’ll be pretty groggy after your neck lift surgery. Have a trusted friend or family member drive you home after your procedure. If you live alone, schedule people to come in and check on you to make sure you’re okay during the first 48 hours of recovery.
3. Prep meals and entertainment for your recovery.
It’s worth preparing a few days’ worth of meals and entertainment, as you’ll be limited to your couch or bed during the first week of recovery. If there’s a Netflix show you’ve been meaning to binge, now’s the time to do it!
4. Sleep with your head elevated.
Doing so can help prevent swelling and pain, so double-up on your pillows at bedtime.
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5. Wear your post-surgical garments.
You’ll be provided with a chin strap that you should wear based on your plastic surgeon’s recommendations. Don’t skip this step, as the strap can help minimize swelling and maintain your neck lift results.
6. Don’t return to work until you’re ready.
Rushing to work before you’re ready could put your results – and your health – at risk, so take as much time off as you need so you’re 100% comfortable going back to work.
7. Wait for your plastic surgeon’s approval before exercising.
Don’t exercise before checking in with your plastic surgeon to see if you’re ready.
8. Enjoy your results!
If you follow these steps, you’ll be enjoying your neck lift results in no time.
Dr. Ahn was pretty awesome. He was really nice and super patient with all my silly questions and comments during the procedure. Highly recommend!!!