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Does one recover easily a neck lift?
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Dr. James Kurley
Surgery - Plastics
8 doctors agree
In brief: Usually
A necklift is usually part of management of the lower 2/3 of the face.
A facelift therefore usually includes a necklift since these areas are interrelated. The recovery process is usually 5-7 days and not very uncomfortable. I hope this helps. Obviously, a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will help you decide what is the right approach for you!

In brief: Usually
A necklift is usually part of management of the lower 2/3 of the face.
A facelift therefore usually includes a necklift since these areas are interrelated. The recovery process is usually 5-7 days and not very uncomfortable. I hope this helps. Obviously, a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon will help you decide what is the right approach for you!
Dr. James Kurley
Dr. James Kurley
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Dr. Nima Shemirani
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Necklift recovery
Dear sugarcaneh, the recovery does not involve much pain, just some tightness, swelling and bruising.
You should give yourself 2 weeks for all the bruising to resolve before going to an important event. All in all, it is a pretty easy recovery. Best, nima shemirani.

In brief: Necklift recovery
Dear sugarcaneh, the recovery does not involve much pain, just some tightness, swelling and bruising.
You should give yourself 2 weeks for all the bruising to resolve before going to an important event. All in all, it is a pretty easy recovery. Best, nima shemirani.
Dr. Nima Shemirani
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Generally yes
A neck lift/face lift procedure is done to address sagging in lower 2/3 of the face.
This is an outpatient procedure and should give long standing results in the hands of a experience surgeon. Swelling and bruising can last 3-7 days, with only minor discomfort expected. Seek consolation with an experienced facial plastic surgeon to get recommendations specific to your appearance and desires.

In brief: Generally yes
A neck lift/face lift procedure is done to address sagging in lower 2/3 of the face.
This is an outpatient procedure and should give long standing results in the hands of a experience surgeon. Swelling and bruising can last 3-7 days, with only minor discomfort expected. Seek consolation with an experienced facial plastic surgeon to get recommendations specific to your appearance and desires.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
The recovery from facial surgery requires rest and limitation of strenuous activities for a few weeks.
When properly performed you will encounter minimal discomfort.

In brief: Yes
The recovery from facial surgery requires rest and limitation of strenuous activities for a few weeks.
When properly performed you will encounter minimal discomfort.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: YES
Recovery varies depending on procedure performed.
A simple laser assisted liposuction may not even require an incision or much downtime. A more involved procedure with an incision (under chin), extensive liposuction & tightening of the platysma muscle along with lower facelift will require more downtime. Either way tightness and minor discomfort are typical of the recovery.

In brief: YES
Recovery varies depending on procedure performed.
A simple laser assisted liposuction may not even require an incision or much downtime. A more involved procedure with an incision (under chin), extensive liposuction & tightening of the platysma muscle along with lower facelift will require more downtime. Either way tightness and minor discomfort are typical of the recovery.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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