The fat underneath the skin of the neck was removed, and the skin was
repositioned up and back. If a patient is only 30 to 40 years old, I can
sometimes perform only a liposuction under the chin, without the face lift. However, if the skin has lost some of its elasticity,
removing only the excess fat won't help, because the skin won't
"shrink-wrap" to the neck after the fat removal; it will hang loosely,
and the appearance might be worse than if nothing had been done.
The combination of removing the fat and repositioning the skin is our best
bet in patients older than about 45 years of age.
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Swollen nose 9 months post-op?
Hello. I had a nose surgery back in June 2014 and, though I was told it takes up to a year or more for the swell to dissolve, I'm starting to worry about it. I had a problem with my nose's tip (it was too big & out of proportion with the rest of my face) but it's still not small enough, although it's been a long time since the surgery. Plus, the tip is very hard & feels numb when I touch it. Is this natural?
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Dr. Denenberg's answer: Need bigger photos, at different angles
While it's true that it takes about a year for almost all of the swelling to go down, it's also true that if you are to receive a great result, you probably should be closer to that result by now. With a great result on the way, you wouldn't be worried about the tip getting smaller at 9 months; rather, the last three months would see just the very tiniest of swelling resolve to give more finesse to the result.
It's sometimes possible for a surgeon to give a patient an idea of what might be going on based just on photographs, but we would need photos that are much larger, and taken from different angles, to get a better evaluation. We'd need to see more details of the nose. Hope that helps some.
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