I am 9 weeks post upper bleph. Although difficult to capture with the camera on the right eye, there are two lines of raised bumps. They are not milia. My PS said to just apply vitamin E cream and warm compresses. I hate to say it looks like tracks. My theory is the stitches did not dissolve. Nothing he did, my body just didn't heal properly. Applying makeup makes it more obvious. The other eye looks great! Few same bumps on inner area. Thank you for your time.
Undissolved Stitches Post-Blephoplasty?
Doctor Answers (8)
Normal Healing after Blepharoplasty
You appear to have normal healing for 9 weeks after surgery. The "bumps" you see are normal early reaction to the sutures (no remnants that I can see). I would predict that in the next several months they will be almost invisible.
Stitches not dissolved after upper Eyelid Surgery
The photo captures the upper eyelid nicely and the marks shown are typical and normal healing after an upper eyelid surgery. You can see the suture used for closure was a running suture and there's no evidence of retained stitches or suture fragments. Looks like you're healing really well, IMHO.
Upper eyelid scars and healing
You appear to be healing well and as expected. At 9 weeks the scars are still in the early phases of healing. With time the bumps should settle and flatten. This may take another 3-6 months. Continue follow up with your surgeon so they can monitor your progress.
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Please allow more time. Upper eyelid skin heals well. But the two lids may not see scar resolution at the same rate.
Bumps on incision after blepharoplasty
It is hard to tell about the bumps from the photos - but it appears to be healing very well. I have found that topical medications for the bumps are minimally helpful. However, there are injections of anitinflammatory medications (some off-label use) which I have found very helpful. You can ask your surgeon about this. Otherwise time usually allows things to settle well.
Bumps on Upper Lid Blepharoplasty Incision
It is not unusual to see bumpiness along the incision line of an upper blepharoplasty. WIthout seeing your operative report, it is impossible to know if there are any dissolving stitches under the skin. If so, these should dissolve. Regardless, your incisions will smooth out more in time.