I am scheduled for Neck lipo and Neck lift next week. How much swelling and brusing should I expect? How long will they last?
How Much Swelling and Bruising Will I Get from Neck Liposuction and Lift?
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Everyone is different, but expect 2 weeks or so of bruising
Every patient heals a bit differently after neck rejuvenation procedures, but I tell mine to expect around 2 weeks of bruising-- some heal quicker, some slower. One tip I have found helpful to reduce the amount of bruising is to have my patients start on the over the counter herbal medicine Arnica before the procedure and continue it after. Check with your surgeon before doing this, but it may help the bruising resolve a bit more quickly.
Compression garment is key!
Neck lifts and Lipo almost always go well. I had a patient have a necklift 2 weeks ago and was filming a commercial in 7 days. My favorite way to minimize bruising and swelling is a compression neck garment. Other supplements and dietary changes help, but compression and good surgery are the key!
One to 3 weeks... it varies...
Bruising after facial surgery varies. Be sure to follow your surgeon's instructions to the letter, and avoid medications that can cause bleeding or bruising (such as vitamin E, fish oil, aspirin, etc). Avoiding "overdoing it" in the early post-operative period can also decrease bruising. The amount of visible bruising depends on the meticulous technique of your surgeon, your intrinsic ability to form clots, and following post operative instructions carefully. If everything goes well, you may have almost no bruising. Typically, something is visible for 7 to 10 days, and if you are unlucky, it can last around 3 weeks. I hope this is useful.
I wish you a speedy recovery!
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Bruising and Swelling after Necklift
A necklift is routinely combined with fat removal, either by liposuction, by "hand" or both. Swelling is usually minimal. It is normal to have bruising but it settles quickly by gravity into the lower neck area and sometimes upper chest area where it is easy to cover.
How much swelling and bruising after a neck lift Depends on surgical technique
Recovery from a necklift
Healing and Recovery Following Neck Lift & Lipo
It’s important to remember that more aggressive neck lift procedures create more swelling, which can last for longer periods of time. Elevation of the head and decreased salt intake may help decrease swelling after surgery. Swelling is normal after neck lift surgery, but persistent or extreme swelling should be evaluated by your surgeon, especially if it’s accompanied by bruising.
Bruising can be controlled with arnica.
Please don't worry too much about bruising, swelling or pain. Even though the face/neck can bruise significantly, it also resolves very quickly. You can wear a scarf loosely around your neck to camouflage the area. All the best with your surgery!
Swelling and bruising after neck lipo and lift.
Everyone is different. Usually most swelling goes away in a few weeks. Our office has patients keep their head elevated for a week after surgery. We like ice to the area for the first few days. We also like compression garments. Arnica can also be helpful.
Neck Liposuction and Lift Can Cause Significant Bruising On Chest
Thank you for your question.
The combination of Liposuction and Neck lift can cause significant bruising. Some people do not bruise much, but you cannot predict who will or wont. Thus it is best to be prepared for bruising. The bruising can take 2-3 weeks to resolve.
Fortunately the bruising migrates down toward the chest and can be hidden with clothing.
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