Rejuvenate Your Profile: The Ultimate Guide to Neck Lift Surgery

Posted April 18, 2024 in Neck Lift

So you’ve decided to undergo a neck lift – you’ve already taken a great first step by choosing Nashville’s top neck lift surgeon, Dr. David Gilpin. If you’re wondering what to expect from your procedure, you’re not alone. Doing some preparation and research is a great way to ensure a smooth and successful result. Our team will make sure you understand the details of your surgery and what to expect, but in the meantime, here’s a complete guide to your neck lift process here at Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics.

Before Your Neck Lift Procedure

Your consultation with Dr. Gilpin will only be the first step. Once you decide to move forward with your neck lift procedure, you’ll receive detailed pre-surgical instructions. This will primarily include scheduling a pre-surgical appointment with our team where you’ll go over paperwork and review the procedure itself. To prepare yourself for surgery, Dr. Gilpin will recommend you follow these steps:

  • Eat a healthy and balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, whole grains, and lean proteins. This will give your body the nutrients it needs to recover.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or activities that could cause injury. This can put extra strain on your body when it should be recovering from surgery.
  • Spend some time preparing your home for recovery. Stock up on entertainment, pillows, and snacks to ensure you can return home directly after surgery. Make sure to fill any prescriptions ahead of time.
  • Arrange for transportation to and from your surgery. You’ll be unable to drive yourself home afterward – have a responsible adult drive you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours.
  • Follow your pre-surgical instructions on fasting, arriving at the surgical center, wearing specific clothing, and more. Not following these directions can mean your surgery will need to be postponed.

During Your Neck Lift Procedure

Your neck lift procedure will be performed at our accredited private surgical suite. We maintain the strict national standards set by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, and you can enjoy many benefits over a traditional hospital setting for your neck lift. Dr. Gilpin will help you select the right anesthesia for your level of comfort. During your procedure, Dr. Gilpin will tighten and lift the tissues of the neck to create a more contoured and defined jawline. Once a more youthful profile is created, you’ll be prepared for your recovery and given detailed recovery instructions for best results.

After Your Neck Lift Procedure

Once you return home, you’ll need to keep your head in an elevated position. We recommend sleeping on a reclining chair or propped on a couple of pillows. Keep in mind the following instructions as you recover:

  • Don’t lift heavy objects or engage in strenuous activity.
  • Keep your dressings dry and clean.
  • Take medications according to Dr. Gilpin’s instructions.
  • Avoid sunlight and wear sunscreen daily once your incisions are healed.
  • Avoid turning your head – instead, turn at the waist.
  • Avoid hot tubs, baths, or swimming pools.

You’ll be given a contact number to call if you have any concerns. You’ll also return for a follow-up appointment with our team to assess your recovery progress and ask any questions you may have. Dr. Gilpin will monitor your progress and help you make the most of the results from your neck lift procedure.

Neck Lift in Nashville

To learn more about the neck lift with our double-board-certified facial plastic surgeon, contact our Nashville, TN office today. Schedule a consultation by calling or filling out our online form.

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