Surgical details of neck surgery
Neck lift: It can be only with liposuction only with or without chin implant. When there is skin excess: the technic consist of removing skin excess through a Medline or retroauricular (behind the ears) incision. Surgery is done mostly under sedation.
Headrest and elevation. Cold compresses. Minimise efforts (straining).Dressing is removed 1-2 days after the surgery. Then shower is allowed. Use the garments as recommended. Sutures are removed the week after the surgery. Makeup can be applied on the second week. Regular exercises are permitted 3-4 weeks after the surgery.
How to get ready
The patient needs to stop smoking and taking blood thinning medication. The skin should be cleaned with antiseptic solution the night before and the day of the surgery.
What to watch
Excessive swelling in the neck, excessive bruising, difficulty breathing, wound drainage and fever.
Bleeding, infection, skin sloughing, diminished skin sensation and visible scars.