Why is my neck healing this way? (Photo)
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"Scrunching up" after neck lift
It looks like you've had a good deal of fat removal during your procedure, which is not uncommon. This can sometimes cause the undersurface of the skin to attach to the platysma muscle in a corrugated pattern as it heals. I've found that an injection of dilute Kenalog with some Hyaluronidase, fanned out under the skin, goes a long way to resolving this issue. The enzyme helps the Kenalog spread along the under-skin space. Ask your surgeon.
Healing After Neck Lift
Although it is hard to tell from a single photo, it appears you may have some scar bands forming between the skin and the underlying layer of tissue or you could have some platysmal bands. These should be evaluated by your surgeon. In some cases, scar bands can be injected with a mild steroid followed by massage. Platysmal bands can often be improved with botox.
Why is my neck healing this way? = as a full neck lift or mini neck lift performed? #necklift #platysmabands
Recurrence of vertical lines after a neck lift could happen when a mini-neck lift, rather than a full neck lift is performed.
A mini-neck lift usually involves tightening of the neck muscle behind the nears. A "full" neck lift includes also tightening of the neck muscle in the midline through a small incision underneath the neck ( corset platysmaplasty).
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Pulling of neck after a lift
Thank you for your question.
By looking at the photos your posted, it appears the skin was tightened from side to side but the bands of the neck were not released. In the front of your neck, the platysmal bands run up and down. If these bands are not released during surgery you will see what you are experiencing. In some cases you can try to inject a little bit of Botox into that area to relax it. If that does not work, then surgery would be needed to release them. Good luck.
Difficult to give you much information with such an isolated picture and without details of the surgery you had performed. It does like you have poor quality skin.
Vertical bands after neck lift
After elevation of skin from the underlying muscle, particularly with significant fat liposuction the skin becomes close to the muscle and the muscle bands can become more visible. Occasionally the bands are because of scar contracture. If the latter they can sometimes improve with time but it can take many months for this to happen. Instillation of steroid can be a useful adjunct to speed softening of the scar tissue. Botox can soften the appearance of the muscle bands. If still problematic then surgical revision possibly with fat grafting would be an option best discussed with your surgeon.
Thank you for your question. It seems as if you are experiencing scarring on your neck bands. Your board certified facial plastic surgeon would be the best individual for advice as they are familiar with your before, and your procedure.
Pain after neck lift surgery
Thanks for your question. It is difficult to determine from this one photo, but it seems that you may have some bands of scar tissue that may need to be injected with a steroid or even botox. Platysmal bands are often treated with botox. It is important that you go back to your operating surgeon and get his or her evaluation of the situation. Best of luck to you, but be patient.
The neck can look worst with wrinkles if a lot of fat is removed during liposuction and not enough skin is removed. Also, the older an individual the worst the situation. Once your healing is complete then you can get Thermitight to help reduce it.
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