How long will I need off work?
Most people take seven days to two weeks off from work after a neck lift, and sports and exercise must be avoided for at least two weeks or possibly longer, based upon how you heal.
Will I have bandages?
We will send you home with a bandage around your neck that you will need to wear continuously for one week and overnight for a few weeks after that. In some cases, drains may be necessary. These are placed under the skin and left in place for about two days after the surgery to capture fluids as you heal. After they are removed in a follow-up appointment, you are free to begin showering again.
Will I have scars?
We will also provide products to promote healing and improve the appearance of post-surgical scars. The incisions are hidden and will be virtually invisible to others, fading to match your skin tone.
When will the stitches be removed?
Sutures are removed in about a week. We will also see you for post-operative examinations to make sure that you are healing well.
When can I get back to my usual exercise program?
Initially, you will have to take it easy. After about six weeks, you will be given the okay to engage in all types of vigorous activities, including exercise, biking, hiking, or whatever you enjoy. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best neck lift San Jose has to offer.