Several doctors have wondered exactly what I had done. I went to the Doctor today and he told me I had a rhytidectomy. I do not have an incision under my chin, they are in front and behind my ears, and in my scalp. The doc said he did create a "sling". He said he did some lipo suction via those incisions. Today he injected me again with dilute steroid & chemo. I also had some ultra sound. He seems confident that the lumpiness and swelling will go away. My surgery was on 9/5/12.
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Your necklift scars will lessen in appearance and mature over the course of a year from your surgery. It is after this time that the true restorative effects of your necklift result will be apparent. #lumps #swelling
Neck Lift Scarring Issues
The swelling after a neck lift may take a long time to resolve. Rarely is everything healed by 3 months. At 3 months, scars are just starting to soften.
Scar Tissue after Neck Lift Surgery
You have some improvement in the appearance of your neck that seems to be mostly due to removal of skin. Your later photos show a persistently deep submental crease and jowls. In the future you could have a submental incision with release of the crease and the ligaments that help to create the jowl, which would provide an improved contour in the chin area.
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Cindy: Your incisions lend me to believe you had a face lift with emphasis on the neck. If the surgeon specializes in face/neck lifts make another visit and ask specific questions about the procedure and their explanation for the problem. If you still feel you need another opinion, obtain a copy of your chart and consult a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon for an additional opinion.
Best wishes for you,
R W Maloney MD FACS
Nek incision during a facelift and neck lift
You appear to have obtained benefit from the facelift with respect to neck contour.
If after receiving your final result you still need additional rejuvenation of the neck, it may be wise to consider a neck lift through an incision underneath the chin.
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