Creepy Looking Neck Lift Result -San Francisco, CA

I am 48 yrs.old in excellent health and not over...

I am 48 yrs.old in excellent health and not over weight. On 9/30/ 2013 I had a neck lift. My concern right now is that it is now almost 3 months post -op and my neck is still not smooth where the incision was made for liposuction. The area under my chin is lumpy, bumpy and a bit wrinkled looking. Would this still be normal at this time of recovery? Can I expect this to smooth out in time (soon)? I have HUGE concerns about my neck.


Thank you for sharing your story. Did you only have lipo or did you get a full neck lift as well? Who is your Dr?
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I had this same procedure - shockingly, this is normal. Do not panic. At around month 6-7 your neck will finally start looking normal again. I know that's not what you want to hear, but it's true. I am at 10 months post op and I don't think I looked really normal until around month 6. Hang in there. Breathe. I promise you are going to look okay.
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Hey there,

Thanks for sharing your story and posting your photos. You look great overall (from what I can see in the pictures)! You might want to also post this as a question for doctors in the Q&A community here.

Here's what some doctors say about incisions after neck lifts and lipo

How are you feeling physically now that you're three months post op?
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Time is our BEST friend, here...!!!

Hi all...Just to keep you posted that in the last week I have seen a HUGE improvement ...I am adding photos to show. The swelling is going down by the minute. I have been drinking a lot of water and walking a lot more and I think that this has also helped. Keep hanging in there!!!!!


I just had a neck lift with lipo in early April. I'm still very lumpy and bumpy under the chin with substantial swelling as well. I posted a question with pictures to the doctors on this site and most of they said lumps and numbness are normal and to be patient (I'm 5 weeks post op tomorrow). Then one doctor posted a response saying my results aren't normal and I'll probably need corrective surgery. I'm a little freaked out. If I had known how hard this recovery would be, I don't think I would have undergone the procedure. I just hope that time and patience will make things better.
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9 months post op

just a short is getting better. i took these pics this month.

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