Write a review

Neck Lipo - Littleton, CO

After a lifetime of having a fat neck and looking...

After a lifetime of having a fat neck and looking older than my years, I decided it was time to look into surgery. I found Dr Slenkovich online and went in for a consultation. From the moment I walked in, the staff made me feel very comfortable, and I found Dr. Slenkovich friendly and knowledgeable. I was given a packet of information about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure, and I knew I had been well prepared. The day of my procedure, the environment was light and relaxed, and I felt quite at ease before I went into surgery. When I was home resting and healing, I got a phone call from the office to see how I was doing, and if I had any questions or concerns. Now, I look my age and I believe having the surgery at Dr. Slenkovich's office was one of the best decisions I've made for myself.

A little about the pain

The pain wasn't unbearable, just really uncomfortable for a few days to a week, then progressively better. I found out after my procedure just how much we use our necks for everyday activities, like sitting up, eating and drinking, etc. I think the worst part for me was the bandage they made me wear for a couple of days immediately after; it made me feel like I couldn't breathe, and I considered taking it off early (glad I didn't!). I spent several days doing nothing but going from bed to a light walk around the house then back to bed. The pain medications and antibiotics I was on made me sleep most of the day, and the worst of it just flew by!

It hurt pretty badly when I took the bandage off, but as soon as I put on the compression garment it felt better. I bruised a little on my neck and a LOT on my chest, though I'm not sure why my chest bruised. The edge of the compression garment made a little impression on my mid-neck (see pic 2), but I just had to add some foam and gauze pads, and it evened out after a couple of weeks as the swelling went down.

Even though I'm over a year out, it feels tight when I'm dehydrated, but that doesn't really bother me because now my neck looks like it should!
Denver Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
Was this review helpful? 1 other found this helpful

Comments (2)

Hi there, welcome and thanks for sharing your experience with us! It's great to get to share a story from someone who is a year or more post-op.

How did you find the procedure and recovery? Did you have much pain or downtime?

  • Reply
Your neck looks great!!! I had my neck done last week and I'm pleased and amazed...
  • Reply