Neck lift
Most patients are pleased with the outcome and find they gain a feeling of increased self-confidence especially when wearing can those more revealing clothes. The overall achievement will be having a completely natural look that gives the impressions you have lost weight and/or look younger.

Before your surgery
Specific to a neck lift, your surgeon may suggest that you lose weight to give you the best possible long lasting result. He will also suggest that you stop smoking – an important part in assisting wound healing. If you colour your hair, it is advisable to do so before surgery as it will be several weeks afterwards before it is again safe to do so. It is advisable to take a pair of sunglasses and scarf with you to hospital. This will help to hide any bruising. Be sure to tell your surgeon if you smoke or are taking any drugs or medications, especially aspirin or other drugs that affect clotting. Most neck lifts are performed under local anaesthetic, combined with a sedative to make you drowsy. You'll be awake but relaxed, and your neck will be insensitive to pain. Some patients prefer a general anaesthesia. In that case, you'll sleep through the operation. One day before the operation all necessary examinations will be performed in the clinic. You will also discuss the anaesthesia with your anaesthesiologist. You will need to stay overnight in the clinic and leave 1day after the operation.

After your surgery
You will feel tired and sore for a few days and will have swelling and bruising which is only natural. Most of your discomfort will be subsided with prescription medication. Following the operation you will have a light dressing in place which will need to be kept dry for 2 weeks.