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How long before the stitches are removed following a neck lift? i am 52 years old, and have developed "turkey neck, " where the skin under my chin has lost tone and is saggy. i'm interested in having a neck lift to tighten up this area. when are the stitc

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Dr. Ron Pelton answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

The : The stitches stay in for 7-14 days (it depends on the surgeon). Hope that helps.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Otto Placik answered

Specializes in Surgery - Plastics

Surgeon preference: And tech itunes will dictate suture removal. Some surgeon even use glue or absorbable sutures which may sound desirable but may also allow the wound to separate or leave track marks if in for more than 10 days. Generally speaking the sutures and occasionally staple will be removed by 10 days.

Answered 3/8/2013

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Dr. Tanveer Janjua answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Neck lift: Necklift can reduce a turkey wattle deformity and remove excess fat and skin. Stitches come out in 5 to 7days and you have 1 to 2 weeks of down time.

Answered 4/22/2014

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Dr. Thomas Lamperti answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

The : The skin sutures are usually removed about 1 week after neck lift surgery. There may be some variability among surgeons in the exact timing though. This process doesn't require any numbing medication injection and is just done in a few minutes in the office.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Benjamin Cilento answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

There : There are several ways to deal with "turkey neck" or a "waddle"... What is termed submental laxity or platysmal banding and ptosis. These can range from submental liposuction and suspension to face lift and submental platysmaplasty depending on how severe the turkey neck actually is. The sutures for these procedures come out in 3-5 days but you are usually required to wear some tape and possibly a garment for support....Again, depending on the severity of the condition... I hope this helps -bwc.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Barry Cohen answered

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5-7 days: 5-7 days post op to reduce risk of track marking.

Answered 9/8/2013

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