Chin Implant Plus Neck Lipo Result in Increased Swelling, Loose Skin?

Hi there, I am four weeks out from a combo chin implant and neck lipo surgery. I can tell I'm still swollen from both procedures. My question is, am I more swollen than normal because I combined both procedures?

I am also very concerned about rippling in my neck and whether I will be left with loose skin. At what point can tell you tell whether you'll be left with loose skin or not, and is a fat transfer to the neck area possible? I'm 37 and within 15 lbs of ideal weight. Thanks.

Doctor Answers 4

Increased swelling with chin implant and neck lipo

Yes, there is more swelling in the area of the neck because of the two procedures being done; however, that will resolve over the next couple of months. You should not have any loose skin if you are only 37 years of age. The neck skin should redrape normally

Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Swelling after Chin Implant

Generally speaking, it can take 6 to 12 months to completely heal after surgery. Please keep in touch with your surgeon or his/her clinical team to discuss your ongoing concerns.

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Chin Implant

It is early to judge 100%. However the presence of waviness in the neck that early might be due to excess skin in the neck. That can be resolved only by neck lift if it persists at 12 weeks.

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Loose skin after lipo

You are too early from surgery to worry abouut loose skin. It will appear to be a bit wrinkled and you may have lumps for a while. As you heal, the skin will shrink. The chin implant will actually tighten the skin. Be patient and keep in contact with your doctor for realistic expectations.

Scott E. Kasden, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 101 reviews

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