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Why have small, hairless spots under my chin/neck appeared after my chin/neck liposuction?
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: Known outcome
Neck contouring may involve initial use of a fat melting (lipolysis) laser and/or surgical separation of the skin in this area from the underlying structures.
The heat from the laser or from instruments used to stop bleeding under the skin may shock or permanently injure some of the hair follicles resulting in a small bare patch of skin.

In brief: Known outcome
Neck contouring may involve initial use of a fat melting (lipolysis) laser and/or surgical separation of the skin in this area from the underlying structures.
The heat from the laser or from instruments used to stop bleeding under the skin may shock or permanently injure some of the hair follicles resulting in a small bare patch of skin.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Laser may
Have damage hair follice roots so they wont grown any more.

In brief: Laser may
Have damage hair follice roots so they wont grown any more.
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Cicatricial alopecia
This is called cicadricial alopeciathis or hair shock due to follicular injury or trauma induced by the surgery.
This can cause hairs to enter the telogen or sleep phase for an average of 6 mos. Minoxidil or Latisse (bimatoprost) (off label use) may help but give it time first.

In brief: Cicatricial alopecia
This is called cicadricial alopeciathis or hair shock due to follicular injury or trauma induced by the surgery.
This can cause hairs to enter the telogen or sleep phase for an average of 6 mos. Minoxidil or Latisse (bimatoprost) (off label use) may help but give it time first.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Robert Stroup
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Follicular trauma
Most likely the general trauma in the area has induced a resting state in some of the hair follicles.
This should revert to normal as the tissues recover, but will probably take several months.

In brief: Follicular trauma
Most likely the general trauma in the area has induced a resting state in some of the hair follicles.
This should revert to normal as the tissues recover, but will probably take several months.
Dr. Robert Stroup
Dr. Robert Stroup
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