Why does my face look fatter after chin and neck liposuction?

Hi, I'm 24 and had chin and neck liposuction, it's 5 weeks post op and I feel like my face actually looks fatter now Is it still swelling or is it because I had fat removed from under my chin that it doesn't balance with my face anymore Please help

Doctor Answers 3

Post op swelling

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Hello. At this point it could definitely still be post op swelling. 

Two options to help

1. Salt restricted diet, this seems simple but can make a big difference. Less than 1000mg/d

2. If they gave you a facial garment ( I give patients a Velcro garment for pressure ) start wearing that at night. For another 2 wks or so. 

Best of luck


Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 13 reviews

Still Swollen--Add Venus Legacy, hyperbaric oxygen

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It can take a few months for swelling to subside. To speed up healing, you can try hyperbaric oxygen and Venus Legacy radiofrequency treatments. Follow up with your Dr. if you're concerned. I suggest LED treatments as well.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 207 reviews

Face appearance

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It is hard to comment without seeing photos. It could be swelling which takes 4-6 months to settle down

Deborah Sillins, MD
Cincinnati Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

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