Neck Lift Surgery Risks, Dangers,Complications   

Neck Lift Surgery Risks, Dangers,Complications


Like any surgical procedure, a neck lift inherently has a few possible risks or complications associated with it. The chances of these risks vary in degree depending on how much work needs to be accomplished as well as your past medical history.

It is perfectly normal to have some swelling after receiving a neck lift procedure. This may or may not be a complication depending on how severe the swelling is as well as how long you neck stays swollen. It is important to discuss this possibility  with your surgeon during the complication so that you have a clearer understanding of your chances of having excessive swelling.

It is also common for someone who has just undergone a neck lift procedure to feel some tightening or pilling of the neck as this is an effect from the swelling that occurs after the procedure. Unfortunately this too may turn into a complication in the event that the neck lift was a botched procedure and the skin of the neck was pulled too tight when stitching you up.

As with any injury to the body, you may also incur some pain as well as numbness at the same time. This basically comes down to the various nerves that are located in the neck area. While some irritation may cause pain or discomfort, other irritations may cause numbness. This should not worry you too much as it is still a natural effect of the procedure. In the event that you incur excessive pain or the numbness lasts too long you should contact your surgeon to get scheduled for a check-up.

It is important that with any type of surgical procedure that you watch your body’s temperature closely after receiving a neck lift. The reason for watching your temp is because it may be an early sign of a possible infection that may be occurring under the skin of the neck.

Please remember to discuss these concerns with the surgeon during your consultation so that you will have a better idea of how they may affect you as well as how you may be able to prevent them from happening. This is important as it allows you to weigh the risks to the outcome of the procedure thus allowing you to make a well informed decision regarding you upcoming procedure.