A neck lift surgery in Sydney rejuvenates the neck by getting rid of wrinkles, loose skin or turkey neck. It helps you achieve a sharp neckline with a better contour. A cosmetic surgery neck lift can be performed alone or as part of a facelift procedure.
Aside from understanding how the procedure works, you should also consider the post-surgery care of a neck lift to plan your activities accordingly. Artiste Plastic Surgery shares helpful tips for neck lift recovery at home.
1. Prepare for at least a 14-day downtime at home.
A neck lift is an overnight-stay procedure that requires at least 14 days of downtime at home. It can take three weeks to recover and return to work and regular social activities. You may need to take a leave from work or get assistance from family or friends in doing household chores.
You should be able to take a cold shower the day after the neck lift. However, it would be best to avoid long hot showers for a few months. Most patients can return to work within two to three weeks. If you have a strenuous job or a job that involves heavy lifting, check with your doctor first before going back to work.
2. Take pain management medications as prescribed.
The anaesthetic helps with the pain control for the first evening after the neck lift procedure but usually wears off the following morning. Your plastic surgeon may prescribe you pain medication and anti-inflammatories for the first few days after the operation. It is important for you to take these medicines on a regular schedule to minimise your discomfort.
You should also wear your bandage for the first week and may continue wearing it at night for a while, as your doctor will advise. You may also use a cold compress to reduce the pain and swelling.
3. Schedule a follow-up appointment with your surgeon.
You should have a follow-up appointment with your surgeon to ensure that your body is recovering well from the neck lift surgery. This will allow your surgeon to check or treat any complications that may occur.
You may also read this article for more before and after neck lift surgery care tips.
If you have further concerns about a neck lift in Sydney, reach out to Artiste Plastic Surgery. Our Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Jack Zoumaras will discuss detailed post-operative care instructions and the potential complications. With his extensive knowledge in the anatomy of ageing, our patients achieved natural-looking neck lift results. Schedule an appointment today!