Lumpy Bumpy Neck Lift After 4 Weeks - Fort Worth, TX

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I am 66 yrs.old in excellent health and not over...

I am 66 yrs.old in excellent health and not over weight, but I was developing a double chin and the sides of my mouth were droopy. On January 23, 2012 I had a neck lift, lower face-lift, both upper and lower eyelids done. My concern right now is that it is now 4 weeks and my neck is still not smooth where the incision was made for liposuction. The area under my chin is lumpy, bumpy and a bit wrinkled looking. Would this still be normal at this time of recovery? Can I expect this to smooth out in time (soon)? All in all I'm pleased with the face lift, but have my concerns about my neck.

10 days ago I went back to see my Plastic surgeon....

10 days ago I went back to see my Plastic surgeon. He immediately addressed my concerns about my neck and told me this came from bleeding directly after surgery and that this has produced scar tissue that is causing the puckering. He injected a cortisone shot into the scaring under my neck (ouch). Next, he recommended a Silicone Scar Sheet over the scaring at night and during the day when possible. I immediately started using the Silicone sheets that are like a large bandage (available in drugstores). The scaring has reduced considerably (60% ?) in the 10 days, but is still not completely smooth. PS recommended using these Silicone Scar sheets for the next month and then return to see where we stand with the scaring. He also suggested that if this does not correct the situation to where I’m happy he could do a procedure in office. I’m hoping it doesn’t come to that.

It is now 1 year since my first surgery that left...

It is now 1 year since my first surgery that left me with lumps and bumps on my throat. Two weeks ago I had a new Plastic Surgeon,( Dr. Martin English) in Ft. Worth do a neck lift and revision. He did a fantastic job and my neck already looks great. The swelling and bruising are almost completely gone already. He had a lot of work to do to repair the damage from my liposuction surgery done last year that left me with a lot of scar tissue, an incision made in the wrong place and sunken areas on my throat from taking too much fat out. My only regret is, I didn't go to Dr. English the first time around. He's professional, extremely talented, great bedside manner and caring. If I could I would give him 10 stars! Even though it cost me more money it was worth it because I can finally hold my head up high again and not feel deformed!! I will try and post a few pictures in a week or two with the results.

Beware of Dr. Walter Sorokolit in Ft. Worth, TX

The time has come for me to let everyone know about Dr. Walter Sorokolit in Ft. Worth, TX. I don’t want anyone else to go through this experience. I went to Dr. Sorokolit over a year ago for a face and neck lift procedure. I have written about my experience with him, but never revealed his name. I was very skeptical at that time to reveal who did my surgery in the hopes he would make things right. It appears he could care less. I asked for a refund several times for the neck lift he never performed, but in his words “we don’t do that here”. Evidently he’s only good at taking a person’s money and not preforming the procedure. It took him 9 months to admit he never did the procedure to begin with! After asking him for a refund for the neck lift I paid for, he offered to “ do a neck lift at no charge” but I would be responsible for the hospital and anesthesia unless we could get Medicare to pay for it under a false claim. I wanted no part of defrauding Medicare. This past January 2013 I paid another surgeon (Dr. Martin English) for a neck lift and to try to correct what Dr. Sorokolit messed up terribly. Unfortunately Dr. Sorokolit is in his 80’s and in my opinion no longer capable of preforming face and neck lift surgery. Anyone looking for a good plastic surgeon in the metro-plex of Dallas/Ft. Worth, I would certainly recommend Dr. Martin English. I will have to have more corrective surgery at the end of August with Dr. English to correct the "Sorokolit scars" that are still noticeable. I never thought this neck issue would carry on for a year and a half. Hopefully after August this issue will be finished and my neck will look like it should have in the beginning.

Final outcome

Sorry I was remiss in posting a picture (camera problems) of my final outcome after having a neck lift and corrective surgery. I'm happy to put it all behind me now. I wish anyone having to go through the same ordeal the best of luck. Finding a good surgeon to do the corrective surgery was key and I must say, I'm through with any surgeries unless needed for health reasons.
Plano Plastic Surgeon

My experience with Dr. English was nothing like the first Dr. and I am very pleased with my results.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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