Neck Lift - Complications

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What are the complications and side effects of neck lift surgery?

You will have swelling and bruising that can last for several days. You may feel tightness or tingling, and different sensations including burning or pulling. You also will experience numbness. These are all very normal in the first few weeks following surgery and should not be cause for concern.

As with any surgery, you run the risk of infection. Please keep a watchful eye on your temperature. At the first sign of a fever, contact your doctor. If you have unusual discharge from the incision site, such as pus, contact your doctor immediately.

Although it's very rare, you could have an allergic reaction to the anesthesia. That's why it's very important to disclose any drug allergies to your doctor in a pre-operative consultation.

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Comment from: Ed G, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: September 16

I contracted a staph infection after neck lift surgery.

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Comment from: livfreeluv, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 12

The area directly under my chin and slightly down the front of my neck filled up with serous fluid. I went in weekly to get it drained for fear the skin would not adhere, re-drape as my doctor called it. The skin on the lower front area of my neck did nicely. However, the area directly under my chin appears as if I have double chin issue which I did not have before. My doctor said it is due to the serous fluid which caused a pocket and now scar tissue has built up. I've been working with my doctor because he is willing to work with me. I am scheduled for re-surgery and I am quite concerned with it. I am a 46 year old healthy woman. I do not smoke and I work out. My neck was in terrible shape; aged me considerably.

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