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Neck and Face Lift Recovery Process

Submitted by Bernabe Vazquez on May 27, 2013

2Through the natural maturation process, the face and neck usually show the first visible signs of aging. When they no longer reflect the youthful spirit that you feel inside, it may be time for some cosmetic assistance.

Turning Back Time

Through a neck and facelift, your appearance can be significantly rejuvenated by tightening the underlying tissues and musculature and removing excess skin. When the skin returns to a tight and toned appearance, the sense of turning back time is palpable.

Caring, Sophisticated Procedures

At Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery, we have been providing clients with exceptional neck and facelifts for over twenty-five years. Our caring and sophisticated surgical procedures as practiced by renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Bernabe Vazquez, are substantiated by the many testimonials give by his satisfied clients.

Natural Results

Of most importance when it comes to cosmetic surgery is that it leaves the client with natural results. At Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery, we pride ourselves in neck and facelifts that leave you looking like a more rested and more youthful version of you.

Honest Evaluations

Dr. Vazquez’s methodology is to provide you with honest evaluations from initial consultation to after your procedure is complete. In an effort to properly track your recovery and maintenance programs, we ensure that every detail is properly overseen and monitored so that the best possible recuperation and outcome is assured.

The Best Plan for You

Once you have decided to undergo neck and facelift surgery, the Doctor will examine you to determine the best surgical plan. This involves looking carefully at your bone structure and its underpinnings, the thickness of your skin, as well as its texture and elasticity. After determining your medical history, he will design a protocol that will afford you the best possible recovery and result.

The Recovery Process

At Bayshore Cosmetic Surgery, we believe that the recovery process is just as crucial as the surgical procedure itself. We will ask you to stop smoking well in advance of your surgery if you are a smoker, to avoid certain medications that interfere with healing, and to keep your head elevated after the surgery to prevent swelling. We will take care of your dressings and incisions, making sure that the healing process is well underway with no complications.

Knowing What to Expect

In order to reduce any necessary post surgery stress, we make sure you know exactly what to expect as everyone heals at his or her own rate. For the first 24 to 48 hours your neck and face will be swollen and discolored, sometimes more in one area than others, and we will give you ice packs to help bring this swelling down. After approximately two weeks, swelling will subside, and any numbness that you may feel will diminish within a few months. You will be advised not to bend, lift, or strain for a number of weeks, as this can cause excess bleeding. You will also need to avoid unprotected exposure to the sun, as your skin will be tender and vulnerable.


Follow-ups will be scheduled to monitor your healing process, where we will take note together of your fading scars and the positive changes that begin to become more visible. After several months, you will start to get the full picture of your wonderful new look.

Contact Us

Please contact us for more information on the recovery process for a neck and facelift.