It is hard to say what is going on without an exam or pictures. My first assumption would be that this is a small amount of scarred fat graft. If it is then massage and time should eliminate this.
Without knowing exactly what was done during surgery, it is difficult say for sure what is going on. Lumps can mean a lot of different things including fat necrosis, fat grafts, infection, serums, hematomas, to name a few. Best to follow with your surgeon.
There are a number of things that might be responsible for small lumps in the area that you describe. Provided there is no foreign material such as suture These should resolve over time.
It sounds as though you had some fat put into the cheeks and lower lid junction which have formed small nodules. This can happen with fat transfer, and is noticed more in the lower lids since the skin is so thin. You can use some warm compresses and massage to help flatten them out. If that doesn't work your surgeon may want to inject them with some steroids. You had chemosis post-op which has nothing to do with these nodules.
Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear of your distress.
Based on your history it is likely that some fat was injected high on the cheek beneath the lower eyelids. Pea-sized lumps are usually small nodules of scarring due to fat that has necrosed or died. Typically warmth and massage can improve these lumps which should gradually dissolve. Of course see your plastic surgeon for specific advice.
Dear sats, 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.