Preparing for any plastic surgery procedure can be an exciting but anxious time. If you are getting ready for a neck lift, preparation can make a difference in how well your procedure goes and how quickly you recover. While Dr. Stein and his team will provide you with detailed preparation instructions, these tips will give you an idea of what to expect.

What is a Neck Lift?

The neck is an often-neglected area, with most of us forgetting to apply skincare or sun protection to this delicate skin. Even if you have diligently cared for your neck skin, you may still experience sagging, visible neck bands, or a double chin. A neck lift tightens loose skin, and repairs separated neck muscles. Dr Stein may also use liposuction to remove unwanted fat. Each neck lift is customized for your needs.

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Preparing For a Neck Lift

Like any type of surgery, a neck lift requires you to take a few steps to ensure you are healthy and prepared. These tips can help you plan ahead for a safe procedure and comfortable recovery.

No Smoking

You must stop smoking several weeks before your surgery. Smoking significantly slows down your recovery and can cause complications. 

Discuss Your Medications

During your consultation, we will review all the medications and supplements you use. Many different medications, including NSAIDs like aspirin and ibuprofen, can increase the risk of bleeding, so you should stop using these before your procedure. We will give you other instructions depending on the medications you are taking. 

Plan Your Recovery Time

Your recovery will go more smoothly if you prepare ahead of time. Schedule your time off from work, arrange for your ride home from your neck lift, and have someone you can call if you need assistance with anything during the first day or two. 

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Stock Up On Supplies

Your body needs nutrition and hydration to heal itself after a neck lift. However, you may not feel like cooking healthy meals during the first few days. Stock up on easy-to-prepare foods and your favorite healthy beverages to make staying fueled easier. 

Stay Healthy

You will enjoy the smoothest surgery and fastest recovery if you are in overall good health before the procedure. Staying physically active and eating nutritious meals will keep your body prepared to recover quickly. 

Am I a Good Candidate for a Neck Lift?

A neck lift is recommended for individuals who want to address concerns with loose skin and other signs of aging around the neck. If you also have signs of aging affecting the jawline and lower face, you may be recommended for a facelift and neck lift. Only a consultation can determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure.

I went in for rhinoplasty and was extremely pleased with the results. Dr. Stein was wonderfully professional about everything and did a great job at explaining the process. The staff is welcoming and so kind, I knew I was in safe hands with this procedure. Overall, a fantastic experience!

Take the Next Step

Are you interested in a neck lift? If you would like to schedule an in-person consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (919) 283-2257, and one of our knowledgeable medical staff members at Stein Plastic Surgery will reach out to you promptly.

Stein Plastic Surgery is located in the Raleigh, Durham, and Southeast NC areas serving patients.