Scabbing and crusting after facelift.

  • leslie8642
  • 1 year ago

I had very little discomfort after my facelift, but I am concerned that at 20 days post-op I still have a small deep scab on my cheek and crusting and heavy scarring behind and around my ears.  Has anyone else has this and is now healed?  My board certified plastic surgeon says I am just healing slowly.  It's not that I necessarily doubt him, I'm just worried.  I wonder why I am healing so slowly.  Also, where do you get a roller than you can use on your neck?  Is it for the scar on your chin or is it to reduce the swelling on the entire neck.

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Tomorrow I see my surgeon for a 7 week follow-up and to have my seroma drained - which has shrunk dramatically. I think I am going to make an appointment to see my dermatologist later in the week if possible. Wondering if she may have a solution to the scabbing on my face. It may just be helpful to get her take on things. Still, have to admit I am a little leery of telling people I have had the procedure. Today I worked with some people on a project and felt so self-conscious the entire time. Wondered if my pancake makeup was as obvious as I felt it was. Hoping for healing, and take care all of you. Leslie
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i had lots of crusting inside and on back sides of ears...during my morning shower i kept applying soap and baby oil over and over to those areas....then i used Q-tips to wipe away the gunk...there was a bit of bleeding...but it's ok now...it's hard to see if i actually got everything even though i was using two mirrors
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It is hard to see when you're working on those areas! I made the mistake of forgetting to put polysporin on mine before I applied makeup, and now they are not looking to good at all. I have had a sore since my surgery next to my ear and it was almost gone, but is rearing its ugly head again. Yuck!
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I'm so sorry you're a slow healer during this recovery. That must be frustrating. How are you feeling now that it's early March?

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It's funny, but I have not felt very well for the past few days. I'm finding myself very, very tired and with a dose of the blues. My face has improved, but the sore that lost the outer scab bleeds very easily. My neck has been frustrating because I have so many bumps and lumps under the skin. Also, where my face and neck used to be numb, they are now very sensitive and it hurts to touch certain areas. Of course, my doctor has assured me that the bumps, lumps and bruising will eventually be gone - and that I am just a slow healer. I think my main issue is that I need to be in bed if I'm really tired, and I feel guilty "skipping out" on the family. It's spring break and my 13 year old is home and deserves some fun time.
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I still do not regret that I had the procedure, at least not the facelift. I think in time it will all work out, but occasionally, time takes its toll.
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