What can be done to fix a post facelift pouch under my jaw? (photos)
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Pouch after facelift
Neck lift results
If you want to fix the area in question, you will need additional surgery to lift the muscles in the neck. Of course, keep in mind that everyone has a pouch when they tuck their chin under. Whether or not to go for additional surgery is really going to depend on what you can live with.
What can be done to fix a post facelift pouch under my jaw?
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Post Facelift pouch?
At 5 months, swelling can still be a major factor in neck contour. It is not unusual, and usually resolves by the end of the first year. If not, surgical options can range from liposuction to a necklift which directly removes fat and tightens the muscles through an incision under the chin. Since you have had such good improvement already, I would discuss this with your plastic surgeon. He can assess your concerns and discuss your options.
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Face lift, neck lift
Thank you for your email. I am sorry to learn that you have some concerns following your procedure. May I suggest you to contact your primary surgeon and discuss your issues with him ?The photo on the left side is in flexed position and it is not uncommon to have a fold of neck skin in that position. If you are not content with the primary surgeon then it would be a good idea to get a second opinion from a qualified plastic surgeon. With best wishes,
Face lift - still have some neck looseness
- It is excellent that you have lots of improvement.
- In the position that shows your pouch, almost everyone has looseness
- Neck skin is naturally a little loose, to allow us to move.
- However it is possible that it could be reduced with tightening of the muscles under the chin.
- And it is possible it will improve as more swelling subsides.
- Since you had such a good improvement, ask your plastic surgeon what her/his suggests are for you.
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