Question: How many post op appointments are generally needed after a neck lift and what takes place during these sessions?
Answer: After neck lifting the patient is seen in the office and all bandages are removed. At that time, the areas are carefully examined to make sure that there are no complications or pending complications from the procedure. As long as this is fine, the patient is seen for some more visits to ensure that the incisions are healing. In general, it takes a neck one year to heal, therefore the patient would need appointments for 1 year to make sure that the neck is properly healed. However, these appointments are spread out over a long period after the first month when the wounds are all healed and there are no immediate early complications seen.