Lumpy and Bumpy 2 Months After Neck Lift-liposuction, is this Common? (photo)

In January 2012 I had a lower face lift, neck lift and liposuction under my chin. The liposuction resulted in lumps and wrinkles. PS said this was result of bleeding and keloid scar tissue. Injected a steroid shot that has helped reduce the bumpiness, but now I'm seeing sunken areas that are unsightly as well . I'm really disappointed with the results and not sure I believe this resulted from bleeding. Is this a common thing to happen and can it be corrected? Thank you.

Doctor Answers 6

Lumps after Necklift - Due to Hematoma

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Bleeding is one of the risks associated with any face and neck lift. A hematoma will prolong the recovery and may result in some lumpy/ bumpy contour. This usually improves with proper care but may not totally resolve. I would stay in close contact with your facelift surgeon as only he will know what he has done during the surgery.

Worcester Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Lumpy neck after liposuction

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Post op hematoma (bleeding) if not properly evacuated and treated can cause lumpy and bumpy contour of your skin after healing. This will require serial cortisone injection and time. Some touch up surgery may also be needed later. Get a second opinion with hands on exam.

Andrew Pichler, MD
Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon

Lumps after surgery

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It is possible that a post-operative hematoma can result in delayed healing and tissue contour problems that can take several months to resolve. I'm not sure why he mentioned that you have keloiding althgough I cannot see the pre and post-auricular incisions. Without knowing the specific history it is difficult to determine exactly what was the cause of the lumpiness. Options include steroid injection, compression dressing, and ice. You are only two months our from surgery. I anticipate that you will get gradual improvement over the next several months. I would follow up with your surgeon on a regular basis to ensure that you are making progress.

Todd C. Miller, MD
Newport Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon

Necklift: bumps and lumps

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hello granbury grammy 

While each patient is different, as a general rule, patients can expect to recover from their necklift in about three weeks. 

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. You should visit or contact your PS about this concern #lumps #normal

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Lumpy and Bumpy 2 Months After Neck Lift-liposuction, is this Common?

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After the neck lifting operation the recovery period depends on your physical status, age, general health and condition mainly. The operation itself does not take too long therefore you receive a mild anesthesia. Since the anesthesia that you receive is mild; you will not have problems associated with anesthetic agents after the operation. You can start to do your daily activities just after the operations but we do not advise you heavy lifting, running or activities that require excess physical activity. The more you rest, the faster your recovery will be.

Bulent Cihantimur, MD
Turkey Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 102 reviews

Lumpy and Bumpy 2 Months After Neck Lift-liposuction, is this Common?

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 This question is one that really should be directed to the plastic and cosmetic surgeon that did your neck lipo and procedure.  None of the plastic and cosmetic surgeons here know what was done during your procedure/surgery.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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