I had liposuction done to my neck region and the procedure caused two hollow like dents. It really looks bad and I'm not sure what can be done to help correct this issue. I'm scared I will have to wear turtle necks the rest of my life which depresses me. Can a facelift smooth these contour irregularities out or would a filler be better, or both?
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Liposuction irregularities after neck liposuction
Judging from your picture, you did not have liposuction alone. The longer incision in the location you have pictured is usually done with a necklift.. The incision appears fresh.
Make sure to consult your experienced board certified plastic surgeon on what conservative things can be done, and ultimately how to correct this.
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Indentations after liposuction and fat grafts
If indents occur after too much fat is removed in one area, or if that's the way the tissue heals, then fat injections, or fat grafts, taken from another part of your body with local anesthetic sometimes helps build the concavity of the indent up with a good cosmetic result. The fat graft may need to be redone but some of the fat cells may live long term in the new environment and provide a good long term result. Ask you surgeon about this.
Contour Irregularities After Neck Liposuction
I am sorry to hear about the contour irregularities after your necklift with liposuction. Judging from the appearance of the scar, it appears that the procedure was performed somewhat recently. I would consider allowing more time to elapse so that the swelling and inflammation resulting from surgery can subside before undergoing additional treatment. Fat grafting to help smooth the dents is the most likely treatment. A secondary necklift, or a skin tightening procedure such as the Alma Accent, could also be worth considering. I would consult with an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for help.
Larry Fan, MD
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Dents post lipo
You could try to graft some fat to these areas or consider a necklift.I think the graft would be easiest and if not satisfy consider a necklift.
Neck and liposuction dents
Divots from liposuction can be problematic. A bit more detail would be needed to figure out what you had done exactly. Fat injection may be the most helpful.
Dents after neck lift
Sorry for you TJR
The other docs above have written correctly re the cause. In my view you should have fat injection to smooth this over a min of 6 weeks after your last procedure. I am not in favor of platysma resection, but it is not the subject of your issue.
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