4 months post op Lower Face Lift, my neck is sagging. Do you think the surgeon didn't make it tight enough in the beginning?
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Some extra skin and bands after neck lift
Often after a neck lift, you get a touch of loose skin, this is common and may resolve over time. However, its no guarantee.
With respect to the banding, this is likely what is known as platysmal banding. these are the ends of two muscles that cover each side of your neck. When we do a neck/face lift we often stich these together or even cut them. Surgeons often disagree on the best way to manage these however, the key point is that once you remove fat in your neck, you can often see these if they were not cut or sown together. Even if you stich them, the stiches can come loose and you can see them again.
There are ways to fix this after surgery and I'd suggest you speak with your physician.
Hope things work out for you,
I suspect the parallel bands you see above the adams apple are a the platysma muscle that almost always separates in the midline. I often perform a midline platysmaplasty at the same time as the initial facelift to prevent this occurence. They would have been there before your facelift but were masked by soft tissue descent. The lateral pull on the platysma without addressing them centrally, and the associated repositioning of the lower face soft tissue will have made them more apparent.
It is an easy fix, but I would discuss this with your surgeon.
All the best
Sagging neck following facelift 4 months.
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