A neck lift concentrates on jowls, loose skin on the neck, and fat under the chin. The incision is made around the ear lobe and behind the ear to the lower scalp.
In all three methods, incisions are closed with stitches. Scars are hidden in the hairline and natural contours and creases of the face.
Swelling, numbness, bruising, and a feeling of tightness or tension in the face and neck is common post-surgery and may last from 2-4 weeks. Your face may look uneven or distorted, and your facial muscles may feel stiff. Facial sensations typically return to normal within a few months. Most patients are considered “socially acceptable” after about 10 days and many return to work by the second or third week. Dr. Barrett and his staff will carefully review post-surgery care instructions with you to ensure your recovery is as smooth as possible.