Is swelling under your chin bad 3 weeks after face lift?
It is not abnormal to have swelling under the chin 3 weeks after a facelift. In general, the side effects of a facelift may include the following:
Swelling can take time to subside, as the final result may not be evident for 3-6 months. I would recommend following up with your surgeon to ensure there were no complications from the surgery. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
3 weeks is still early in the healing process. The swelling in your chin will gradually subside but it could take a few more weeks. Sometimes the type of facelift can affect swelling. In my practice I often perform short scar face lifts which certainly limit swelling and speed recovery. However some patients may require more extensive surgery in the neck which may prolong recovery.
Gentle compression can be helpful. Make sure that you are following your surgeon's postoperative instructions and follow up to ensure that you are healing according to plan.
- Assuming you had a neck lift with your face lift, the chin swelling is normal,
- it is usually hard, looks like a tiny double chin
- it will do away but it may take 6 months or a bit longer
3 weeks is still early in the healing process. The swelling in your chin will gradually subside but it could take a few months. Compression can be helpful. Make sure that you are compliant with your surgeon's postoperative instructions and follow up to ensure that you are healing according to plan.
Most facelifts aggressively address the neck with an incision under the chin. This will result in postoperative swelling. Gentle pressure to the area by way of a compressive garment can help as well as keeping the head vertical to allow gravity to be of assistance.
You are still early in the post op period and swelling will take time to totally resolve. Check with your surgeon to make sure you do not have a fluid collection that needs treatment. Good luck. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
You may have swelling that can last for several months after a facelift. This should get progressively better as the days and weeks go by, but at three weeks, I would not be at all surprised by this.
Make sure to see your plastic surgeon to evaluate your progress and see that you are going in the right direction. He/she will be able to tell if it is normal swelling or a fluid collection that must be addressed.
Good luck!! I hope this helps.
It is common to have swelling under your chin 3 weeks after a facelift. Ask your Plastic Surgeon his opinion on compression neck garments at this stage of healing. You might find that that helps with the problem.
It is not uncommon to have submental (under-chin) swelling for several weeks after facelift, especially if neck lift (submental liposuction with platysmoplasty) was performed at the same time.
This is a very common finding following facelift surgery. At 3-4 weeks, moderate swelling is not uncommon. It is important to be evaluated if the swelling is soft or fluid like, suggesting a collection of fluid known as a seroma.If this is the case, it can be drained easily in most cases.