I had a band of skin remove on my neck to tighten my sagging how long does it take to fully heal and tighten?

Its been 2 weeks and i still have some sagging. My surgeon assured me it takes a few months for the skin and muscle to fully come back together because it had been separated during surgery to remove the band of skin. Is this correct?

Doctor Answers 2

Lower Facelift Healing

In general, it take a few weeks for all the swelling to resolve from a lower facelift. That said, if you have residual hanging skin, it is possible that the lift was incomplete. This can happen for a variety of reasons -- a sutures didn't hold, the skin was not released enough, etc. Please express your concerns to your surgeon. If you are dissatisfied, I recommend seeking a second opinion.


Bay Area Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Neck Sagging

Without reviewing your surgeon's operative report, I do not know what was done in your procedure. It takes weeks to months to totally heal from facial surgery. Discuss with your surgeon if you should wear a neck garment to help.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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