What happened to my neck? And can it be fixed? (Photo)
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Neck liposuction deformity is obvious
Please consult a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, experienced in neck lift surgery, and who has an excellent reputation in your community.
What happened to my neck and can it be fixed?
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Thanks for the photos. From the photos it looks like you've just had liposuction to the area that is just under your chin and around the neck. I can't see any evidence of a scar under the chin that would indicate that you've had an open neck lift with a 'submental' or anterior approach. One common issue with liposuction of the neck can be a excessive hollowing of this area and it can be a challenge to fix.
The skin always has a certain capacity to redrape over these areas but, at three months already I would have expected it to settle a little better. I suspect it will not improve that much more over time.
It can definitely be fixed and I would suggest a more formal neck lift with repair of the underlying muscle in the middle called the platysma. When combined with an incision around the ear and wide undermining it would be my choice for evening out the excess skin over a wider area. When done correctly it can be a powerful tool to beautifully rejuvenate the neck. If, after fixing the muscle in the middle, there was still a contour deformity some careful precise fat grafting might also be helpful.
I hope this helps.
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