How Can I Prepare for a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is a procedure designed to tighten sagging skin and remove excess fat around the neck area and jawline, taking years off of one’s appearance. Neck lifts are a great way to restore youthful contours to the face. Results last far longer than non-surgical methods, but surgery usually involves some preparation and downtime to ensure the best results. If you decide that a neck lift is a right procedure for you, what can you expect?

What Should I Expect In The Week Before my Neck Lift Surgery?

Preparation is as important as recovery to ensure the best-looking results possible. There are several things you can do to prepare yourself for a neck lift. You will be given a specific set of instructions from your specialist which may include:

  • Take/Adjust Current Medications
  • Avoid Aspirin/Anti-Inflammatories
  • Avoid Certain Supplements

Additionally, you will get instructions on what to do the night before and the morning of your surgery. These instructions may vary depending on your particular procedure.

Quitting smoking several weeks, and preferably months prior to surgery is important to improve the health and vascularity of tissues, and is critical for healing.

What’s a Neck Lift Procedure Like?

The best way to prepare for a neck lift is similar to any surgery. First off, don’t worry about pain. Our team at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery can ensure a painless, expertly-handled procedure with anesthesia. Your procedure is unique to you and may involve a couple of different methods, so consult with our team to prepare specifically for the procedure that you and our specialists have arrived on.

Additionally, neck lifts are outpatient procedures so you’ll need to make sure that you have someone with you to take you to the office and back home.

How Is Recovery And Downtime from a Neck Lift?

Recovery is crucial in yielding the best results possible. You will get instructions on how to care for your neck after the surgery to ensure lasting results and to minimize scar formation. It is recommended that for in-office procedures, patients take 5-10 days off of work. If you have another procedure done in addition to a neck lift, your recovery time may be different.

If any concerns arise, our office will be there to help in the days to follow to ensure a smooth recovery.

What Results Can I Expect?

Compared to other procedures aimed at altering the appearance of the jawline, neck lift results are dramatic and long-lasting. With computer imaging and simulation, our team will be able to give you an idea of what results to expect before the neck lift is performed and alter any concerns that you may have. As a result, results are positive–patients report looking younger and feeling more confident in youthful contours on the lower half of the face. You’ll be in great hands with our highly skilled team of board-certified surgeons.

Take the Next Step

To learn more about neck lift procedures at Specialty Aesthetic Surgery in New York, please schedule your consultation by either filling out the form on this page or by calling (212) 737-8700. We look forward to helping you!

About our Surgeons

Bruce Moskowitz is an experienced and board-certified oculoplastic surgeon. His practice encompasses all areas of oculoplastic cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He has a well-known reputation for revision surgery, and a large portion of his practice comes from other colleagues to revise sub-optimal outcomes.

Grigoriy Mashkevich is an experienced and double-board certified facial plastic surgeon. He belongs to a highly select group of surgeons with a focused specialization in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the nose, face, and neck.

*Individual results may vary.

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