Postoperative ice application can speed up your recovery process.
In general, patients may be able to return to their daily routine after 2 weeks.
You can be discharged from the hospital on the 2nd day after your surgeon’s approval.
You may take a shower on the 3rd day after your operation.
It is normal to feel numb on the neck as well as face after surgery. You should wait a few weeks for the effects to completely disappear.
Use very slow and soft movements when applying makeup and combing your hair.
Avoid activities such as steam baths and saunas for several months. Because heat and steam increase edema.
You should use sunscreens regularly for up to 6 months. After plastic surgery, if the surgical scars are exposed to the sun, in the early period, they may appear as dark spots. For this reason, you can avoid the risk by minimizing your exposure to sunlight.
Since the healing process varies from patient to patient, contact one of our healthcare professionals for more information.
More information on Neck lift surgery
- Sports: From the 5th week after your surgery, you can start light exercises with the approval of your surgeon. Heavy lifting and strenuous running are still not recommended during this period. Consult with one of our healthcare professionals for more information.
- Sexual Intercourse: You should wait at least 3 weeks after your surgery for any kind of sexual activity.
- Alcohol and Smoking: Avoid drinking alcohol 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after surgery. Smoking and alcohol consumption can narrow vessels, disrupt tissue nutrition, and cause cell death, and inflammation.
- Driving: Driving is only allowed when you completely stop taking prescribed medication and can safely rotate your neck and shoulders. In general, this takes about 7 – 10 days for most patients. Since the healing process varies from patient to patient, consult with one of our healthcare professionals for more information.