What Is Recovery Like?
Recovery from either procedure is generally straightforward but will depend on the individual. Dr. Karolak helps facilitate an easier initial recovery by using local anesthetic for all procedures.
Following a neck lift, patients can expect their neck to feel tight for a few months. Bruising and swelling are also normal and should subside after a couple of weeks. Typically patients can return to work and resume daily activities in one to two weeks.
Bruising and swelling following neck liposuction should resolve within two weeks. Most patients feel comfortable returning to work after one week and resuming normal activities after two weeks. Full recovery can take up to 8 to 12 weeks.
What Results Can I Expect?
Even with swelling and bruising, you’ll notice an immediate initial improvement to your neck contours. An optimal outcome can be expected in two to three months. With either procedure, results are long-lasting as long as you maintain a stable weight. Though aging will continue naturally, your neck will look younger than if you didn’t have the procedure.