Q: Request for a second opinion: Horizontal bands across my neck after facelift and neck lipo. Is this normal? I know it’s still early, and I have talked with my surgeon, but I would just like another opinion. I’m 3 weeks out from a facelift and neck lipo. I am still swollen and very tight, understandably, but I’m mostly concerned with what I call the “bicycle tire” around my neck. My surgeon advised that I do some massage and just be patient. But when I look online I mostly see platysmal bands, not these horizontal lumps. Is this normal?
A: Thanks for sharing your photos. They are helpful and demonstrate the very early healing process that completes itself in 12 or more months.
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