Eight Months After Neck Lipo and No Improvement. How Long Should I Wait?

I received neck lipo about eight months ago, and the day after the procedure, there was visible improvement to my neck contour. But that improvement disappeared, and now my neck looks as it did before the procedure. Even more, I continue to have firmness in my neck, and this is concerning. My practitioner (a PA) said results can take up to a year, but 3 docs have discredited that. I'm stuck. Sure appreciate any expert insights or similar experiences. Thanks!

Doctor Answers 6

Liposuction of the neck

At this point you should see the results that you will have.  WIthout an exam it is difficult to tell yoiu what would be best for you. A neck llift may be something to investigate if you have loose skin

New York Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction, facelift, necklift, cosmetic surgery

Why is you practicioner a PA.  Did the PA perform the procedure.  I agree with the others that after the swelling subsides that the results should be realized within 3-6 months depending on the quality of the skin and the relationship of the muscle and fat beneath.

Neck lipo; when do you get your result

most of the time with liposuction, the result is "realized" in 3-4 months. I would expect you have achieved whatever it is you can from this procedure. There are several things that contribute to fullness of the neck. Skin, fat, and muscle all need to be evaluated to determine the best treatment option

Jeffrey Kenkel, MD
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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After all this time if your have not seeing improvement of the neck , I belive you will not see it in the future.  It is possible that the problem was not fat  rather other structures like muscles and skin

Alejandro J. Quiroz, MD, FACS
Mexico Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction of the neck

If you saw improvement after the liposuction, I would imagine you can get long term improvement. Swelling should not still be present at one year. If you had some excessive firmness related to increased collagen production then you won't see the improvement from the fat reduction. I'm not sure why you would hve this firmness. Was there a collection of blood called a hematoma? Possibly external ultrasound will help. See a second opinion in person for an evaluation.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Loose neck after lips

This is difficult to assess without photos. However, persistent skin laxity after neck liposucition is more related to skin redundancy than residual fat. A face and neck lift may be a better option for you.

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

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