Post Care Instructions

Face/Neck Lift

  • Post-op appointment is 1 day after surgery.
  • Keep the area dry and covered for 48 hours after surgery.
  • Wear the provided chin strap at all times for one week after surgery, starting one day after the procedure. After a week, continue wearing only at night for 1-2 weeks.
  • You may shower after 48 hours after surgery.
  • Apply a small amount of Neosporin, Bacitracin or triple antibiotic ointment to the incision or wound once or twice a day.
  • No strenuous activity, and no lifting of anything heavier than 15 pounds, until cleared by your surgeon.
  • Walking is encouraged.
  • Do not wear makeup for one week after surgery.
  • Expect 1 – 2 weeks of facial bruising.
  • No swimming, hot tubs or baths until cleared by your surgeon.

The following are normal findings following an incision or biopsy:

  • Redness, puffiness, or discomfort localized to the site.
  • Drainage – clear, red, or yellowish – up to a week after the procedure.

Notify our office if the following symptoms occur:

  • Fever greater than 101.4.
  • Redness that extends beyond the surgical site.
  • Thick, foul smelling drainage.