American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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3 years ago


How much time does it take to recover from a liposuction and neck lift

Procedure: Liposuction
Location: Chicago, IL

Replies 5

Sherif Wasief
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Liposuction Recovery time depends on body area treated , amount of fat sucked out , devices used and personal variation from days to weeks ... for neck area to recover 2-3 weeks may be the expected time to heal

Samir Shureih

Only an in person examination and full history and physical examination would answer the question.

One needs to give enough time for recovery, no short cuts. If you do not have the time for recovery 3-6 weeks do not do the surgery

Short cuts will give limited results

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. Depending on the extent of liposuction and neck lift it could be from 2- 6 weeks. Hope this helps.

Michelle Copeland
ASPS Surgeon
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Thank you for sharing! Liposuction is great for instant-gratification seekers, but don't fret if you still see imperfections in your shape. It can take 4 months, even a year, to get an accurate picture of how the body will look once the swelling subsides and everything settles into place. The neck lift is a quick way to reduce jowls, eliminate a double chin, slim the bands of muscle that form the wattle, and tighten neck skin. Often, liposuction alone can help resculpt this area and tighten loose skin. Today with Smart Lipo ,light can provide finer resculpturing of the neck and jowls. If greater tightening of the skin is required, it can often be done with tiny incisions behind the ear. These procedures can be performed as an outpatient without the need for general anesthesia allowing for a quick recovery. It's possible to do this on a Friday and be back to work on Monday. I suggest making an appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon for consultation to discuss your options.

Adolfo Sesto
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Hello. First we need to stablish i f you are asking about down time. I do always require my international patients to leave the country at least 14 days after surgery. If you are asking at what time you can go back to work, I would say 14 days.


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