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I’m a woman in my 50s with a lot of fat and excess skin in my neck area.

Question:

I’m a woman in my 50s with a lot of fat and excess skin in my neck area. I think I may be a good candidate for neck liposuction, but I work full-time and I’m concerned about recovery time. How long should I expect to be out of work after this procedure?

Answer:

If you have good skin elasticity and in general good health, neck liposuction can be a very easy procedure to undergo with a fast recovery. If you do not need a lower facelift, and just liposuction, you will only have a small bandage under your chin for a week that is virtually unseen. Most patients will go back to sedentary work after 2-3 days, but there may be a minor amount of bruising in the mid to lower neck. Swelling is a minimal in almost all patients. I do not routinely have my patients wear a restrictive garment around their necks postoperatively. It usually takes three to four months to fully appreciate the results due to minor swelling.

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