After Neck and Jowl Lipo - Wrinkles w/o Compression Garment

I was told to only wear the next compression garment for 4 days-24 hours a day. So I stop wearing it, now I have notice wrinkle are starting to appear, will it help if I start wearing the comperession garment again durning the day and night for the next few weeks. I haven't wore it for two weeks since the surgery.

Doctor Answers 6

Neck lipo and swelling

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

You are early in the healing process. It is normal for the colors of bruises to change as they heal. Its always best to have the strap on to reduce fluid accumulation. My protocol is 4 weeks but every surgeon is a bit different based on the procedure and/or combination of procedures. Swelling can remain for many months and the skin softens over time as well.

Chin Liposuction

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

We have our patients wear it for 6 weeks to diminish swelling and aid in the contour. Thank you for your questions and good luck with everything.

Vivek Bansal, MD
Danville Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Compression Garment Needed

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

I recommend the compression garment to all of my patients for 4 weeks. All day for the first week. After that it is only necessary to wear it at night. This helps the skin tighten as much as possible. Some people are not a good candidate for this procedure due to skin laxity. In these cases the skin does not tighten once the fat is removed.

Elliot M. Heller, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 96 reviews

Jawline/neck liposuction wrinkles improve over 4 month time.

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

I have patients wear the head wrap for 24 hr then just at night for the next month.  It takes 4 months to see the end result so be patient and expect wrinkles during that time.

David Hansen, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 46 reviews

Lower face and neck liposuction is great.

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}


Lower face and neck liposuction can be great but it is not a substitute for a facelift if that is what you needed.  TIme will tell.  Sometimes things that are present right after a procedure have a way of resolving themselves.  Ultimately, it what is bothering you does not settle down and resolve to your satisfaction, you will need a more powerful procedure to address your concerns.  The good news is that the facial liposuction in no way prevents you from having a facelift down the road if you ultimately need that.  I would give your recent procedure time to heal (at least 6 months) before making up your mind about a facelift.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Wrinkles and adhesions. Not the same thing.

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Liposuction beneath the neck does not cure neck wrinkles.  They might have been temporarily improved by swelling.  An adhesion:  abnormal attachment of the skin to the muscle is something else entirely.  See you doctor to be sure that isn't what it is.  Admit your non-complicance with the garment to him/her.

Ritu Chopra, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 33 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.