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6 Weeks Post Neck and Lower Face Lift. Outcome Acceptable? Not Much Difference from Pre Surgery. Lumpy Under Neck? (photo)
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6 Weeks Post Neck and Lower Face Lift. Outcome Acceptable? Not Much Difference from Pre Surgery. Lumpy Under Neck?
The lumpiness may well improve with time. The other items would be best analyzed by comparing with preoperative photos.
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Neck contour should improve
Thank you for the question and the photo. I suspect your neck contour will correct it self with time. The lumpiness associated with swelling will go away especially with massage. Lumpiness from salivary glands or excess fat will not improve however and may require some intervention. At 6 weeks it is still early and I would give it at least a few more months.
All the best,
Dr Remus Repta
6 Week Results
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It is difficult to tell exactly without a complete physical examination. However, based on the photos provided, it appears you have residual swelling and thickness under the chin (submental area). This is very common after facelift surgery and may take weeks to months to resolve. Visit with your surgeon about injection steroids into the thickened areas as this may speed up the resolution. It is way too eary to contemplate revisional surgery.
Agree with you mediocre results. Probably skin only lift. The neck could be due to many causes, require direct examination.
Plan on revision in 6-12 months, if you want to improve on the results.
Was your face lift done by a board certified plastic surgeon???
Neck lift issues
There may be residual fat, a salivary gland, or scar tissue causing this. Only a doctor examining you could tell. Time will help if it is just residual swelling.