How to Speed Up the Healing Process After Your Neck Lift in Toronto


A neck lift in Toronto is a great way to rejuvenate the face if sagging skin, wrinkles, unwanted fat deposits, and more, are detracting from your appearance. Many people begin to show signs of aging in the neck early in their adult life. It may even be the first place you see sagging appear. Also called a lower rhytidectomy, is designed to improve signs of aging in the jawline and neck. Some people combine this treatment with a facelift; others undergo a neck lift alone. In either case, you’ll be able to count on a few weeks of swelling, bruising and healing while you relax at home.

So, how can you speed the process up and recover faster? There are some natural limitations, of course, but you can ensure your recovery is safe, quick and comfortable as possible.

What does a Toronto neck lift address?

> Excess fat under the chin

> Skin laxity in the lower face

> platysmal bands in the neck

> jowls

People often feel self-conscious about the vertical bands that form under chins and hanging skin referred to as “turkey neck.” It may be especially discouraging if you take great care of your skin, yet your neck appears older than your face. Each person’s skin changes uniquely as they age. For some, skin integrity, firmness and elasticity will break down faster in some areas and lead to unwanted signs of aging. learn more

What will recovery involve?

Following your facial plastic surgeon’s advice will be essential to reduce risks. These include infection or bleeding. Immediately post-procedure, you’ll be advised to keep your head slightly elevated, avoid strenuous activity and keep the incisions clean.

You should expect to wear a supportive compression strap under the chin for roughly 1 week.

Most patients describe a sensation of tightness in the skin, and you’ll see some puffiness or bruising around the lower jaw and neck.

You may be prescribed pain medication or a short course of antibiotics after your neck lift in Toronto. Your incisions will be sutured with dissolvable stitches, and protective medical tapes will cover them for roughly 1-2 weeks. During that time, your surgeon will tell you how to safely wash your face and neck with clean water, avoiding baths and swimming pools, hot tubs or ocean submersion. Soaking incisions will slow their healing but also introduce risky bacteria.

Another way you can reduce swelling and discomfort faster is to avoid bending over, heavy lifting, or strenuous workouts. If you’re a fit person who loves to run, go to the gym or play sports, you’ll need to pause those or risk prolonging swelling and bruising.

Your surgeon may recommend products like homeopathic arnica to help reduce bruising. Once your incisions are healed, ask if lymphatic drainage or gentle massage will help. You can likely return to work after the first two weeks but remember to take it slow and don’t expect to feel back to normal until several weeks have passed.

In the long run, avoid sun exposure on your scars because they can darken when exposed to UV light.

Also, stay away from nicotine while healing as it constricts blood flow. You can ask your surgeon for advice about natural supplements and vitamins. Many are helpful to augment a balanced diet, but some supplements and medications lead to unwanted bleeding.

Overall, being in good shape with a healthy diet and lifestyle before surgery will also help you to heal faster. If you have questions about this or other cosmetic procedures, we welcome you to contact us at Verso Surgery Centre.

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