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Is this normal after 6 weeks? (photo)

I had neck liposuction 6 weeks ago. The area under my chin is still terribly swollen. Is this normal after 6 weeks? " I saw my doctor last week and he said I just have to be patient...

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Liposuction and Swelliing

There are no hard and fast rules for Smart Lipo, as every patients body reacts differently. Some patients see results immediately while it can take time for others. I typically tell my patients that will see a difference by the 4-6 weeks mark. It can sometimes take as long as 3 months to see the final results.

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Swelling after neck liposuction

  • Your before photo shows only a little fat.
  • The after liposuction shows a large area was treated.
  • You have a lot of swelling.
  • Ask your surgeon to aspirate the area to be sure you do not have fluid.
  • Best wishes.

Lumpy Neck Post Chin Liposuction

If the lumpiness is hard, it is probably fat necrosis and will resolve with time and massage.
If it is fluid, it should be aspirated/

Consult your surgeon.

George C. Peck, Jr, MD
West Orange Plastic Surgeon
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