Concern after Necklift

i am 11 weeks past having a necklift i am concerned that under chin it still feel lumpy and discoloredas well as massaging scar i also still have lump on side what can i do

Doctor Answers 4

Concerns after neck lift

You are still too early after your surgery to determine if this is a complication, or part of the healing process. I would wait at least 6 months from surgery. If part of the healing process, all these signs should be improving with time.

Houston Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lumpiness after neck lift

Thank you for your question about your neck lift.

The skin under the chin is thin and does swell for months after a neck lift.
But it is best to see your surgeon and be examined to learn if this is all that is going on.

Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Lumpiness after neck lift

When liposuction is a large component of the neck lift procedure, some areas of lumpiness can be persistent and take 4 or 5 months to completely resolve. If there was a hematoma or blood collection under the skin that formed after the procedure, this can also present as a hard mass that may take more time for the body to break down and dissolve. Certainly by 12 weeks the majority of swelling should have subsided, so at this point you may want to discuss these issues with your plastic surgeon. Often massage with ultrasound can hasten the pace of soft tissue softening. This can be done by your surgeon or you may want to get a referral to a physical therapist in your area.

Mark Gaon, MD
Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon
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Healing after your #necklift

Healing after your #necklift
complete healing can often take on more than 4 to 6 months. lipo suction or other fat removal was used lumpiness can persist for this length of time. Talk to your doctor about treatments to help us speed up the process.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 109 reviews

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