Neck lift surgery can make you look years younger. Throughout the years the human skin loses its elasticity and folds start to appear as the structures of the face begin to sag. This causes the face and neck to lose its fresh look and charisma. Tightening the underlying structures with aesthetic surgery can set back the clock.
The surgery can be performed under general anaesthesia or under sedation depending on the degree of lift required. Once the structures are tightened and the excess skin is excised, tissue glue is used to close the wounds.
After the neck lift operation the patient has to stay for an hour in the clinic, during which the cheeks will be cooled down with iced washcloths. These iced washcloths help to prevent post operative swelling. When discharged, the patient’s facial bandage will be replaced with a special compressive face lifting mask. This mask needs to be worn day and night during the first week. The second week it only needs to be worn during the night. Showering after the operation is permitted. (Tissue glue will dissolve on itself after ten days.)
The face will be swollen for the first couple of days. This swelling, however, will diminish progressively and iced washcloths can help speed up this process.
During the first months, the cheeks will feel numb, but this feeling will disappear. If necessary, the patient can consider a couple of lymph drain sessions with a physical therapist in order for the swelling to subside more rapidly.
Bruising of the neck and cheeks may also occur after the surgery. For this, the patient can apply Auriderm K2 gel to the cheeks and neck twice a day.
Before & After