extreme pain post op, no answers
Byon 13 Oct 2011
Hi everyone, I am 8 days post op on smas lower face and neck lift. I also had my upper lids done. Though my surgery went well, I had some complications-- a hematoma in the neck that has been removed, lots of swelling and severe bruising. My doc says it is the worse bruising he has seen but should not effect the outcome, which he is very optomistic will be great. Swelling and bruising get better everyday and my eyes already look great. Problem is the past few days I have developed severe pain at the jaw joint that radiates into the ear and cheek area. No sign of infection or new swelling. I am taking 800 mgs of motrin 3 times a day plus one or two vicoden and still the pain persists. Everything I have read says necklift pain is minimal but this is not the case for me. I am not the sort of person that usually has a lot of pain and have done fraxel (and if you have ever done that you know how it hurts) and even had my lips done with no local anesthesia. My doc has been great with daily contact, has seen me 3 times post op, but has no idea what is causing the pain, except that possibly the nerves are already regenerating. The pain is an ache like a migraine, not a sharp pain It does not hurt to touch.. I can't sleep or function and really am desperate to get out of pain. Anyone else experience this? Monday I go in to have staples removed and a steroid shot but that seems so far away to be suffering like this. I just want to sleep.