23 Days Post-Op Tumescent Liposuction of Neck. 29 Years Old. Ideal BMI. Will I see more results? (photos)

My experience in general was wonderful. Procedure completed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. 3 access points made: behind the ears and underneath chin. 23 cc's removed. Went to 1 week post-op: surgeon agreed that no visible changes yet seen, but to remain patient and optimistic about final result. Compression garment worn 24/7 for 1 week and nightly ever since. Just began gentle massages. I am just skeptical that I will see much more improvement. What do you think?

Doctor Answers 6

Results

You still have swelling that will take time to go away, Plus your skin will slowly tighten as you heal. You will be able to see more of your final results in 4 to 5 months.


San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
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How Long Until Final Results Can Be Seen After Submental Liposuction?

You are essentially three weeks post surgery.  You are 29, and not severely overweight, so you should continue to see improvement in your submental area and neck over time.  We generally tell our patients not to expect to see a final result until about 6 months after liposuction.  I do agree that it is a good idea for you to continue to wear your compression garment nightly for several more weeks.  

You say you have an "ideal BMI", but you don't state what that is, or your height or weight. You may also be able to augment and sharpen the results you can see from your liposuction by losing an additional 10-15lbs of weight.

Peter Lee, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 47 reviews

Takes time

Results will generally get better for about 3 months or so. There is still time for improvement in your chin.

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23 Days Post-Op Tumescent Liposuction of Neck. 29 Years Old. Ideal BMI. Will I see more results?

It will take up to 3 to 4 months to fully visualize your results. I have personally had liposuction and found this to be true in my own case. The patient and continue to follow up with your surgeon.

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