Having a Neck Lift at The Lanfranchi Center is an investment in you. Over time, the platysma muscles in the neck may weaken and sag, accelerating aging. The neck is one of the most obvious areas to age, so the TLC Lift™ can prolong youth and help you look on the outside the way you feel on the inside.
How Is the Neck Lift Performed?
The TLC Lift™ at The Lanfranchi Center elevates the platysma muscle and the lower facial structures to smooth the neck and lower jaw for a younger, tighter neck. Dr. Paul Lanfranchi has perfected The TLC Lift™ for thousands of patients using advanced techniques that minimize recovery time and provide naturally stunning results.
Tips for Faster Recovery from a Neck Lift
Dr. Lanfranchi safely performs the TLC Lift™ using local anesthesia and oral sedation, a much lower risk than general anesthesia. While every patient heals differently, you can reduce complications, minimize side effects, and shorten your recovery time.
Don’t panic. Initial bruising and swelling may be vivid. This is normal. This will fade in a few days, and you’ll begin to see your TLC Lift™ was well worth it.
Adhere to aftercare instructions. Team TLC will be with you through your entire recovery, and you’ll be given detailed directions for post-op care, such as keep bandages as clean as possible. You may need to wear a chin strap. Elevate your head for 2-3 weeks to reduce swelling and maintain good blood flow by sleeping on a stack of pillows.
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol. Drinking and smoking impede your body’s healing process. Avoid cigarette smoke completely during your recovery. Nicotine can interfere with skin cells and damage their recovery.
Minimize heat. Cold compresses fight inflammation, suppress swelling, and constrict blood vessels. Cold also numbs nerve endings, which helps the pain. Reduce ambient temperatures, avoid proximity to heat sources, and take cool baths or showers.
Rest. It may sound simple, but slowing down can be hard. Your body requires energy to heal and expending too much delays that healing. Take it easy so your neck has the resources required for healing. Stress can also be detrimental, so give yourself as much of a break as possible.
Minimize exercise for up to 2 weeks. Elevating your heart rate dilates blood vessels, which can increase the risk of bleeding. Move some after the first 24 hours to restore circulation—trips to the bathroom or kitchen—but stick to light activity for 1-2 weeks, moderate activity after 2, and avoid heavy exertion for 3-4 weeks.
Protect your skin. UV rays may intensify scarring, so apply sunscreen consistently. Consider wearing a scarf when outdoors for more than a few minutes to protect from dust and airborne pollutants.
Get proper nutrition. In the beginning, choose soft foods as excessive chewing can increase swelling and cause pain. Consuming lots of Vitamin C helps form new collagen, and it’s also packed with antioxidants, which help reduce inflammation.
Be patient. Your body will heal. Following these tips will help it heal faster, more completely, and with greater success for your TLC Lift’s™ results.
Take the Next Step — Request a Consultation
Ready to learn more about the TLC Lift™? The first step is an in-person consultation with Dr. Lanfranchi. Please fill out the form on this page to request a consultation or call our office directly at (702) 929-3880 during normal business hours (please leave a message if we are unable to answer). The Lanfranchi Center serves the Las Vegas and Henderson, NV areas.