It's been more than 24 hours since surgery. It's...
It's been more than 24 hours since surgery. It's amazing that I hardly had any pain. Both he surgery and the recovery are basicly painless. The neck strap is a pain in the neck (haha ^^), it's uncomfortable and I only go out for walks at night with a scarf and a hat but well, I knew what I signed up for.
Well I have serious doubts about the results. I read Eric's review on this site (I wish I had read it earlier) and I highly suspect my results won't solve my problem either, just like his lipo didn't give him great results. I didn't really have a ton of excess fat, it's just my neck muscle that has that shape. I might go for a neck lift too, although I am just 24 years old. I'm still hoping for the best anyway, but if things don't turn out the way I wish, I'll only have myself to blame.
It is day 3. I have no bruising from the lipo...
It is day 3. I have no bruising from the lipo whatsoever, I wonder if the tons of pineapple I ate had anything to do with it. The chin strap does hurt the lower part of my neck though and it's pretty red underneath. It also hurts a little when I swallow and it's itchy underneath, probably because of the beard growing. The doctor advised me to wear it for 4-5 days but I'll wear it till monday anyway. That's gonna be day 6. I can't wait to take it off.
It is day 5 and I took it off so I can wash my...
It is day 5 and I took it off so I can wash my face. It looks worse than before. It's all swollen and my face is puffier than ever. It scares me to death I hope it'll look better. :o
It has been almost three weeks. I only wear the...
It has been almost three weeks. I only wear the compression garment at night now. Ihave no to minimal improvement so far and no one has noticed any change, but that is not unexpected. I only had a little fat removed. It might take a little longer for the result to be visible. I feel a small lump under my chin and two more small lumps along my jawline. If I'll have some change in the contour of my jawline or chin, I will say doing this was worth it because I had not pain or bruising at all. The chinstrap was the worst part of the whole thing.
It's been two months. Sometimes I think there is a...
27 May 2012
2 months post
It's been two months. Sometimes I think there is a slight difference, sometimes I think there's no difference at all.
I cannot decide. One thing is for sure, it's not any worse.
3 years update
It has been three years. My neckline from the side looks good. I definitely think there has been some improvement, but my jawline is still not as defined as I would like it to be. This is however not because of fat, but because of how my muscles are structured, so I guess I will have to keep looking for other solutions.
It's been a couple of years
It's been a few years now and there definitely is improvement, so I say it was worth it. Although I have to say I have been doing a lot of neck exercises recently, maybe that also helped firm up the muscle a little.
To sum up the surgery: There was no pain but wearing the "headpiece" was a pain in the neck. Pun intended :)
The results did not show from one day to the other, but after a couple of months. (At the first few months, my double chin was bigger than ever. People though I had gained weight.)
I am still not happy with my jawline but that is not because of accumulated fat but because of the bone structure I'm stuck with. I am considering getting Radiesse to make it more prominent.
For those who are considering a neck lip nowadays: don't, go for Kybella instead. If that was available when I had the lipo done, I would have chosen it.