Short Scar Neck Lift Overview
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50-65 years old
$5,000 to $6,700 *This is an estimation & prices may vary.
To improve the appearance of the neck.
Office/Clinic, surgery center or hospital
Patients should have well-controlled blood pressure, be at a stable weight, and should not be using any nicotine containing products.
Local anesthesia in the office/clinic. Or if you prefer we can also perform the procedure under IV sedation at a surgery center or hospital; or general anesthesia at a surgery center or hospital.
You will be able to walk around, feed, and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to drive or care for others. You will not be allowed to drive until you can quickly move your head without pain.
Walking After Surgery
You are encouraged to walk around the house as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
Usually subsides by 1-2 weeks.
Most patients go home after surgery and do not require a night in the hospital.
After a neck lift you should sleep with your neck extended (head tilted back) for 2 weeks. This means no pillows. You may roll up a small towel and place it behind your neck (not your head).
Most patients shower 1-2 days after surgery.
Do not lift anything heavier than the Sunday paper for 2 weeks after surgery. Light exercise such as jogging at 3 weeks. No restrictions after 6 weeks.
Wait 2 weeks because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period.
Light office work and casual social events by 10 days. Wait 6 weeks before any major events. 3 months before any important photographs.
Swelling is usually worst around 3 days and then subsides. May take about 9 months for the numbness and firm sensation to go away. 9-12 months for “full” healing.
Risks & Complications
Hematoma, contour irregularities, infection, prolonged swelling, poor scarring, nerve injury, need for revision, complications related to anesthesia.
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