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Hematoma After Brow Lift?

It feels like blood pooling under skull after my brow lift. Also feels like a small area near one of the cuts has some fluid underneath it, it feels squeashy. Is this something to be concerned about? I had the brow lift 7 days ago.

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Fluid collection after brow lift

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It sounds like you do have a fluid collection under your skin.  I recommend that you contact your surgeon.  He or she may wish to drain the fluid either with a syringe or through the wound if there is a lot.  If there is a lot of fluid, it could compromise the final result, even cause injury to the overlying skin.  If there is only a small amount of fluid (blood or serum) it could be absorbed without any treatment.  The important thing is that you need to be examined very soon.


Philadelphia Plastic Surgeon
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Hematoma after a brow lift

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If you are feeling fluid build up underneath your forehead after having a brow lift, you may very well be acumulating fluid.  Call your doctor.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Hematoma after brow lift

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Amazing! CALL YOUR SURGEON ASAP!!! if there is a hematoma he should address it NOW!. Why ask us? CALL the operating surgeon, PLEASE!

Dr. B

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

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Treatment of Post-op Hematoma

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Fluid may accumulate under the forehead flap within one week after browlift surgery . Treatment will depend on the quantity. Small amounts of fluid will be absorbed without problems; sometimes this will be removed.  Consult with your surgeon.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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It’s rare if a good technique is used

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You can get a Hematoma after a browlift, but it’s rare if a good technique is used by an oculofacial plastic surgeon. To learn more, visit my website.

Joseph A. Eviatar, MD, FACS
New York Oculoplastic Surgeon
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You don't want your fill of fluid.

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You should have your surgeon evaluate this area to determine if there is fluid and whether this is a hematoma. Depending on the type of fluid treatment may or may not be rendered. A hematoma must receive treatment to identify the source of bleeding and stop it and to prevent the hematoma from becoming infected.

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Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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