I had neck and chin liposuction 12 days ago. I am now noticing "bands" from under my chin running down my neck, from what I have read this is normal and can be helped with massage. I have read to massage as hard as you can stand to gently rubbing. Being not quite two weeks out I am not sure when I can start to massage and how hard. I am still quite tender. Thank you in advance for any advice you can offer :-)
How soon can you start to massage after neck Liposuction? (photo)
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How soon can you start to massage after neck Liposuction
Bands After Neck Liposuction
Consult your surgeon and trust his advice. Best wishes
How soon can you start to massage after neck Liposuction?
You really need to see your surgeon to discuss post operative care which includes massages.. Always best to follow the operative surgeon's plans not an over the internet doc.//
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The bands you see may be swelling and may be the underlying muscle. Best to be seen in person. You should follow up with your doctor.
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it is very important that she follow the directions that sure surgeon gives you. Usually these are tailored to the technique that the surgeon uses.
In your case these bands may simply be edges of muscle that were not present when there was more fat tissue there. That is speculative and I don't know that for sure. Most likely he simply have a normal amount of scar tissue developing and this will fade with time. If you or one of my patients I would probably have the weight 2 weeks before any neck massage.
Best of luck
Chase Lay, MD
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon
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