Five weeks post-op and ripply neck. (photos)
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Neck Irregularity after Facelift
The changes in your neck are not unusual for this stage in the healing process. As others have stated, the neck is the most gravity dependent area of the face and edema can be slow to resolve. The neck skin is also very thin and a small amount of resolving blood or fluid can adversely affect the early outcome. Remember, your bodies first response to injury is to heal quickly. It takes time for the body to "reorganize" early scar tissue making the neck appear softer, smoother and more mobile. That remodeling process can easily take 3 months and I don't think compression would hasten the process. Best of luck.
Post op healing in the neck
I know it's frustrating but the neck is often the last place to heal. This is partly due to gravity. The fact that your face looks great is a good indication that, in time, so will your neck, but for now, you just need to be patient and let your body heal. It may take anywhere from 6 months to a year for your final results.
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Andrew Campbell, M.D. Facial Plastic Specialist Quintessa Aesthetic Centers
Face and neck lift - the neck is still and swollen at 5 weeks
- Frustrating as it is, the neck swells a lot after a face and neck lift -
- It varies a lot from one person to another and it varies with what was done.
- A compression garment rarely makes a different and massage usually doesn't either.
- This healing is a biologic process and hard to speed up -
- The ripple looks as though it is from a drain - it will respond to a very weak injection of steroid.
- I have had patients say that the little hand-held massagers bought on the internet are effective for overall neck swelling after a face lift..
- However, your surgeon is right - swelling takes time and it will be at least 6 months to see your final result.
Neck ripple following face/neck lift
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