I had dermabrasion and fat removal of my jowls, neck and under chin 5 days ago. I went in for lipo for my jowls and double chin, but when I woke up from the anesthesia, the doctor told me he did not do lipo after all, he thought it would look uneven, so he cut out the fat. I have never heard of this before. I know it has only been 5 days and I still have swelling, but it does look like I will be left with loose skin. I'm worried he made it worse than it was before the surgery. I wore a compression garment for 3 days after the surgery, and now I am only wearing it at night.
Does it look like I will have loose skin after fat removal?
Doctor Answers (3)
Loose Skin after Fat Removal
1 week after a neck surgery of this nature, swelling can be quite impressive. Give yourself a few months. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Post-op neck fat excision
It looks like you just had the procedure. I would give it several weeks ot even a few months to determine if you need excess skin removed. It is normal to be swollen at this point.
Chin and neck lipo
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