What To Expect with Neck Lift Recovery

A neck lift, also known as a lower rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to improve visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. It’s the ideal procedure for patients who feel they’re not yet ready for a full facelift but would still like to address some common signs of aging in the neck and jawline. Once you’ve committed to the decision to have a neck lift, the next step is understanding exactly what to expect from your recovery so that it can be as smooth as possible.


At Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center, our team of board-certified plastic surgeons are experienced, knowledgeable, and have the finesse it takes to reach your aesthetic goals. They will take the time to develop a tailored plan to achieve your desired neck lift results. Here is what to expect from your neck lift recovery.

Neck Lift Recovery

A neck lift is designed to reduce fat in the neck and to remove sagging skin while minimizing post-operative scarring. Generally, most patients who receive a neck lift can return to work a week to two weeks after their procedure and can begin exercising normally again after four to six weeks.


To help you recover as quickly as possible, our board-certified plastic surgeons will guide you through the recovery process and tailor their recommendations to your unique lifestyle. During the first week of your recovery, you will have a bandage around your face and neck to help reduce swelling. You may also be required to wear a thin draining tube that will be inserted to allow excess fluid to drain away. You will also be provided with painkillers to help control any discomfort while you are healing.

Neck Lift Benefits

A neck lift can provide a host of benefits, including:

  • A younger-looking aesthetic: The neck is one of the first places that can start to show signs of aging. A neck lift can help remove extra skin, reduce bands across the neck, and tighten the appearance of your neck.
  • Slim the face: As you age, the facial fat tends to migrate down, ultimately collecting in your neck and along your jawline. Removing this fat during a neck lift can help slim your face, making you look younger and more in shape.
  • Restore A Sleep Jawline: A neck lift can help to remove excess fat and skin that has collected on the jaw forming jowls and restore your jawline, giving your face more definition and refinement.
  • Gain More Confidence: Excess skin and sagging jowls can make anyone feel self-conscious and have a negative effect on someone’s self-confidence. A neck lift can help restore your self-image and ultimately allow you to be the person you want to be.

Schedule Your Neck Lift Surgery in New Orleans, LA

If you’re unhappy with your neck or jawline and have moderate to heavy sagging skin along the neck, then you could be an ideal candidate for a neck lift at Être Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Center in New Orleans, LA. For more information, don’t hesitate to call (504) 227-3873 or contact us through our convenient website portal. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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