Neck lift
After 2 weeks your dressing will be removed and the wound inspected and lightly cleaned. The scars will be firm and pink for at least six weeks and may remain the same size for several months and it is important to keep in mind that they may take up to 2 years to fade. Most patients are able to go back to work after 1 week. Although you can walk about and do very light activities in a few days it is advisable not to do anything strenuous for 21 days. The average recovery time is between 2-4 weeks.

Risks
If you are allergic to any medication or you bruise quickly please consult with your surgeon. When a neck lift is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Still, individuals vary greatly in their anatomy, their physical reactions, and their healing abilities, and the outcome is never completely predictable. Complications that can occur include hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin that must be removed by the surgeon), infection, and reactions to the anaesthesia. Poor healing of the skin is most likely to affect smokers.