Question: I’ll be getting a neck lift and I’m worried about the bruising and the swelling afterwards. Will the swelling make me feel like it is difficult to breathe? Will there be any numbness in the area?
Answer: After the neck lift there should be no breathing difficulties. At any onset of breathing trouble, you should go to the emergency department to be assessed for any potential complication. There is some bruising and swelling but these resolve in a very short time. At the sight of the incision there is some numbness however this numbness generally resolves.