Our Kenilworth, IL patients should prepare to take one to two weeks off work following a neck lift. During the first 24 hours, you will need to have a friend or family member stay with you, as movement will be difficult.
The first few days of recovery will be spent resting and lightly walking to promote healing. Swelling, bruising and discomfort are normal and to be expected. These effects will peak three days after surgery and it can take up to three months for all residual swelling to subside.
Dr. Fenner will prescribe medication to relieve any pain and ensure your comfort as you heal. Once the initial recovery period is complete, your activity will continue to be limited for a few weeks. You will need to avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, and sports until cleared by Dr. Fenner.