Results and recovery
When your surgery is complete, a pressure dressing will be applied that will be wrapped around your head and under the chin. This will be removed after 2-3 days, but you will need to wear a chinstrap to bed for 2-4 weeks. Sleep with your head elevated for several days, and expect swelling, tightness and soreness during this time.
Most patients are able to return to sedentary work and light activity in about five days. You may return to strenuous exercise after 3-4 weeks. Your results will be more apparent around this time, showing a lifted, more youthful neck contour and more defined jawline. Results last for years, in some cases up to ten, depending on your lifestyle, skincare regimen and natural rate of aging.