A suture from a previous Facelift that's just under the surface about two inches below and behind my ear poking out. The plastic surgeon in Costa Rica told me to have it removed. The primary care physician here tried to remove it, but it seems to be "stuck" on something. He got some to come out, but when he tugs, it seems to be a couple of inches lower than the part he can access. He sees it pulling beneath the skin forward toward my chin just under the jawline directly below my earlobe. It now feels swollen and sore.
What is this? Is this suture holding anything? What could be keeping it from coming out? Will I have problems with something "falling" if I have it removed? Any idea why it won't come out when the doctor tried to gently pull it out?