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How long does pain after neck lift surgery last?

I will have a neck lift. How long does pain after neck lift surgery last?

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First of all, as you are proceeding with a necklift, make sure to ask your own surgeon! No surgery is pain free, but a necklift should have tolerable (functional) discomfort by two weeks postop, and at least for my patients, they are down to using only Tylenol and perhaps supplementing as needed with NSAIDs intermittently (Aleve, Advil, Ibuprofen, etc). Everyones pain tolerance and recovery is different, but do not expect zero pain for at least several days, if not a couple weeks or longer. Nirav B. Patel, MD, JD, FACS, FCLM Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Plastic, Reconstructive, Aesthetic, & Oculoplastic Surgery Patel Plastic Surgery, LLC 1519 Johnson Ferry Road Suite 250 East Cobb, GA 30062 Office 470-395-6932 Fax 470-395-6951
Hello, The first two weeks are most painful. Afterwards it depends for each patient.