What can I expect after the procedure? What is the recovery time for neck lift/liposuction?
Neck lift and neck liposuction are outpatient procedures with patients leaving the outpatient surgical center within an hour of surgery. The surgical area is bandaged and a drain may be placed to prevent fluid accumulation. Drains, if placed, and bandages are removed after a day or two and sutures, unless self-absorbing, are removed ten or so days after surgery. While healing, the head should be kept elevated to speed resolution of swelling. Post-operative bruising and swelling, if present, gradually resolve over two to four weeks with patients able to return to work and social activities after a week to 10 days. Vigorous activity, however, should be delayed for three to four weeks.