Chin Liposuction on 24 yr old. Should I have swelling?

I just got chin liposuction done 10 days ago. I am currently in the healing process. My question: 24 hours after my surgery, I took a peak under my head wrap to look at my chin/neck area and it looked AWESOME. Minimum swelling, absolutely no "double chin" remnants. Well now, 10 days later, there is a slight "double chin" going on now. I don't know if it's just swelling or what? When I touch the area, it's very hard, bumpy and "pouch-like". Does anyone have any insight on this?! I'm worried

Doctor Answers 3

Swelling after lipo

Swelling is common after liposuction and you can expect to have some for a few weeks after your surgery. Most of it will resolve a in a month or two.Ask your surgeon about massage, as it may help any contour irregularities. 

Paramus Plastic Surgeon
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This full area beneath your chin after liposuction is just healing tissue. You should still wear your garment to help control the contour. Within three months this should improve your contour should be readily seen.

Good luck.

Earl Stephenson Junior MD DDS FACS

Recovery after liposuction under chin

It is not unusual to have a firm feeling under the chin 10 days after liposuction to the area.  This is normally part of the healing process but it will take several weeks to several months before seeing improvement.  I would give it some more time to heal and the issue should improve.  If you don't feel that it is improving you should contact your surgeon.

Michael I. Echavez, MD
San Francisco Facial Plastic Surgeon
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