A neck lift raises or removes the skin around the neck and under the chin, helping smooth and reduce lines, wrinkles and loose skin. This procedure is commonly elected by both men and women and can be combined with a facelift for best results.
The cosmetic consultation with Dr. Oser is an important step in the process of considering aesthetic surgery. Dr. Oser and his staff are committed to helping you become well-informed about the actual process of preparing for your neck lift. Please feel free to ask any questions and to let us know how we can help you throughout the process.
Preparation Before Your Procedure
Three weeks prior to and three weeks after your surgery, try to limit your alcohol and tobacco intake. Two weeks prior to and two weeks after your surgery, do not take medication that may thin your blood such as aspirin or ibuprofen products.
The Evening Before Your Procedure
The evening prior to your surgery, please refrain from eating or drinking anything including water. Please do not smoke, and check with Dr. Oser regarding any medication that you are taking regularly.
The Day of Your Procedure
Please refrain from wearing makeup, contact lenses, hairpins, jewelry, body lotion or perfume. Wear comfortable clothing. If you develop a cold, sore throat, fever or any symptoms of illness before your surgery, notify the office.
Please prepare to have a responsible adult available to provide transportation after your procedure and have arrangements made for any necessary assistance you may require for the following 24 hours. If you are a minor, a parent or guardian must accompany you.
Just as everyone is an individual, everyone recovers differently. Avoiding strenuous activity and sleeping on your back is recommended for a couple of weeks following surgery. Most patients are back to work within two weeks.
A couple of days after your surgery, Dr. Oser will follow up with you to see how you're healing, answer any questions and, if necessary, prescribe medication.
Patients typically enjoy a reverse of the effects of aging of the face and neck. Most patients see a smoothing of the skin and a reduction of lines, wrinkles, and loose skin around the neck, helping them regain a more alert, naturally youthful, approachable appearance.
Dr. Oser may recommend complementary services to maximize your desired result. These may include a brow lift, face lift, eyelid surgery, nasal surgery and facial implants.