Hematomas do occur and it is neither patient nor doctor to be blamed. You are too anxious too soon. Wound healing takes a full year. You will improve nicely as time moves on but at 2 months you are still early in the healing process. Be patient and work with your doctor. You will be fine in time. My Best, Dr C
I personally don't think it's a good idea to massage entry postoperative wound healing with massage or ultrasound. Nevertheless, over time all of this should subside.
Dear angel, thank you for your question.Swelling after a facelift may persists from
weeks to months, causing bumps or asymmetries to appear. In San Diego, we monitor our patients closely
for one year to address any issues. Follow up with your surgeon to check if this
is swelling versus something else and if treatment is indicated. Best of Luck.
Hematoma is a known complication of facelift surgery. After it resolves, the scarring under the skin may lead to the lumps you are noticing. Fortunately, this resolves with time and the thick and lumpy skin smooths out and softens. It can take time, however, sometimes a year, or even longer. Massaging the area can help. Kenalog is also helpful. Patience is of the essence here. All the best.
Having a hematoma in the postoperative period can prolong the healing process. If the hematoma was not completely drained, your body had to get rid of the excess blood products. It is possible the lumps and bumps you notice are because of the hematoma. However, at 2 months you are still healing. It takes a full year for a scar to mature and there is a process of remodeling the collagen which may contribute to that lumpy bumpy feeling. Please wait a little longer.
- Keep seeing your plastic surgeon -
- Hematomas form internal scars - they take time to subside,
- Your body has an internal scar healing cycle - at 2 months it has only just begun reorganizing the scar to make it softer and flatter.
- I would be impatient too if it happened to me - but wait 6-12 months to let your body heal. Best wishes.
At two months it his still healing. I think you have to give it some more time to heal and follow closely with yrou surgeon. Good luck.
Unfortunately, hematomas are a known complication that can occur after a facelift. Most times it's neither the fault of the patient or the surgeon. It sounds like you are doing all of the correct things. You are still early in the healing process. I anticipate that, with time, the lumpiness will resolve. Make sure that you keep in close contact with your surgeon to ensure that you are healing normally.
Hematomas can rarely occur after surgery - when they do there are numerous treatment options. If they are large, drainage is usually recommended. If small, ultrasound is often very effective and can often shorten the healing course remarkably. I would suggest you try ultrasound three x a week to speed the healing process.