Question : I had a combined face and neck lift six months ago and I still don’t feel recovered. I have discomfort most of the time. I just don’t feel like I’m back to myself. Is this normal? How long should recovery take?
Answer : In my patients with neck lift, the recovery is very quick. Most patients feel good after one week and feel pretty much back to themselves after a month. Six months is a long time for recovery after a combined face and neck lift. The first important step is to discuss this with the surgeon who performed the procedure and see whether or not they have any insights into why this may have occurred. After this, a visit to the primary care physician is also important to make sure there are no other underlying medical causes for fatigue or any other medical illnesses.