How Long Is the Recovery Time For Neck Lift Surgery?

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


Whether it’s to help you look years younger or to restore your body following liposuction, a neck lift surgery can work wonders for your appearance. The neck lift procedure removes excess fat and skin from around the jawline and creates a defined look around your neck. This will help make your face more noticeable, and it will not be surrounded by excess tissues that might create an unattractive look. While this is a fairly routine procedure, recovery from neck lift surgery can take a few weeks.

Dr. Shoib Myint and the rest of the experts at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery can help you with a neck lift procedure. Dr. Myint is a board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who can help reconstruct your body. His services are available in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV.

What happens after neck lift surgery?

Neck lift surgery is a big decision, and you may be worried about how long it will take for you to recover from the procedure. The good news is that you can get back to your regular work schedule about two weeks after the procedure, although you will need to be cautious when you get back to your life. You will require a bandage over the treated area after the procedure to keep the swelling under control. This bandage will be in place for about a week after neck lift surgery. You may also require pain medication, although the type you will require and how often you’ll need it may vary.

One week after the procedure

At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery clinic in Las Vegas, NV and Beverly Hills, CA, we give all of our patients home care instructions to ensure the treated area receives the help it needs. A small tube will be inserted near the treated area to help remove the excess fluid that collects under the skin. The area will need to be drained two days after the procedure.

Dr. Myint can remove the stitches about a week after the surgery, and he can update you about how the area is healing. He may wait a few extra days before removing the stitches if there are any concerns in the area, especially surrounding redness or swelling in some places.

Two weeks after the procedure

You should be ready to get back to your normal routine about two weeks after the procedure. Talk with Dr. Myint about what you can and cannot do when getting back to your life. You may need to adjust your work schedule or effort to keep excess pressure from building around the neck and face. The swelling around the neck area will go away altogether after a few months. You’ll notice the positive results of your neck lift surgery at this point.

Where can I find out more information about neck lift surgery in Beverly Hills, CA or Las Vegas, NV?

The most important part of your neck lift surgery is to be realistic about your expectations. Be prepared to wait weeks or months before you can get the most noticeable results. Dr. Shoib Myint and the team at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV can discuss everything about the procedure and address any concerns. If you believe you can benefit from neck lift surgery, schedule a consultation today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.