The Neck Lift Process
The first step is a consultation, where Dr. Linville will determine if you are a good candidate. Each consultation is personal and thorough. There are three main points to each meeting:
- Together, you will go over goals of surgery.
- You will have a chance to fully convey your expectations and weight them against your options.
- Dr. Linville will help you feel comfortable with the procedure by providing information and answering questions.
From that point on, Dr. Linville and his staff will continue to work to make you comfortable throughout the entire process. We aim for the consultation to be a fun, relaxed atmosphere where you, as the patient, get to talk one-on-one with the doctor. By the end, you should have a good idea of what Dr. Linville feels he can achieve.
Neck Lift Recovery
Probably the most asked question or feared is, will there be a lot of pain. Dr. Linville works diligently to help minimize pain and discomfort with the use of anesthetics and intraoperative long-acting medications.
Most patients do not experience sharp pain after surgery, but rather a slight discomfort. Swelling is typical afterward. But, it generally resolves after two weeks. Final results are usually not completely evident until after 3-6 months. During the initial healing period, it is vital to give your body time to rest and recover.
Sutures are removed at about one week after surgery. And bruising, if any, is usually resolved after a couple of weeks. The incisions are well hidden behind the ear, and Dr. Linville will keep a close eye on your incisions to ensure proper healing. Throughout the recovery process, Dr. Linville is available for checkups to make sure you are healing well.