Recovery from a neck lift surgery is one of the utmost concerns for many patients coming in for an initial consultation. Dr. Jindal will provide you with a neck lift recovery timeline based on your medical history and specific procedure. However, most patients tend to recover well and can return to work about a week into their neck lift surgery recovery. Returning to full-intensity exercise may take between six and eight weeks. Most activities can resume after two weeks. This true for nearly recovery from neck surgery.