Happy with my Neck Liposuction... - Calgary, AB
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It is day 5 since I had my neck liposuction. I had...
- 17 Jun 2011
It is day 5 since I had my neck liposuction. I had some bruises at the root of my neck and I take the cream Arnica for them.
My surgeon did three tiny incisions (pea sized or 0.5 cm long), two in front of each ear and one submental. He inserted the suctioning cannulas through them targeting the fat deposits at the jaw lines and the submental fat.
I can feel the results now although it is just day 5. The jaw line becomes evident and the fat below the chin has decreased. I still have some lumps but they are tender and when I press on them, I feel that there are fluid in them. I think those are small hematomas/seromas and I think they will go away as part of the healing process.
I am very happy with the results although it is too early to judge. I am very optimistic to see even better and more defined jaw/chin lines when the swelling disappears.
I am 37 yo male with a good skin elasticity, which I think a major factor that is helping a lot in getting the good results. My plastic surgeons took a lot of time in suctioning the fat. He told me when he saw me 24 hours after the procedure that he used three cannulas of different calibers to ensure adequate fat removal.
Honestly speaking, I was not expecting more than 50% improvement. This is because my surgeon told me before the procedure that men do not show dramatic results like women due to two main factors: (1) skin in men is thicker than women, and (2) the fat in men is not only superficial but gets intermixed with muscles (called it subplatysmal and subdigastric) making it hard to remove it in remarkable quantities unless open approach is used. This is in contrast to women whose fat thatis mainly superficial (subcutaneous) and therefore easier to be suctioned. It sounds that most of my fat was superficial and this explains the immediate results I am seeing now. [I think my surgeon was right in his inclination about men vs women fat...all the preop and postop photos are of women..rarely of men!!!!!]
The only thing that is bothering me now is the bruising. I got a lot of bruising..May be because my surgeon took his time in breaking the tissue!! I wouldn’t care much about the bruise if this indicates a good job by the surgeon!! I will go to work on Monday and I will mask it with some make up hopefully noone will notice it!!. [tip: may be better to do it in winter to be able to wear a scarf around your neck]
I look forward to seeing my final results weeks/months from now.
Many thanks to my great surgeon.
The cream Arnica is successful in eliminating the...
- 19 Jun 2011