Neck Lifts (Cervicoplasty)
Necklifts are usually performed using IV sedation. Through fine slits beneath the chin and behind each ear, excess fat can be removed and the floppy muscle tightened. A fine drain is sometimes used and removed after 24 hours. No dressings are required.
Light physical activities can be resumed in 1 week, but rigorous physical exercise should be avoided for 2-3 weeks post-operatively. With the judicious use of makeup, patients can resume work in 7-12 days.