When the procedure was complete, he left and the head nurse put one stitch into my chin. The other two access areas were so small, no suture was required to close them. They placed a wrap around my chin and head and gave me the package so I could repeat the process on my own at home. After making sure I was okay and could easily walk around, we hugged goodbye and my son drove me to a restaurant to grab some lunch. Amazingly, I was not in any pain... but I was hungry!
The first night post surgery I slept inclined on three pillows, and although I was given a prescription of Tylenol 3, I did not need any pain medication. The next morning there was a little swelling and some areas were a little black and blue - but again, no real pain to speak of. I fully expected to have a lot of leaking from my wounds since only 100 cc of fat and fluid were actually removed from my neck and jowls, however, I did not experience any leakage.
It's now 3 days post op and I'm starting to see what I will look like down the road. The jowls are gone and my neck area feels MUCH tighter. I believe the final outcome will be everything I hoped for! Totally worth the time and money!