About two and a half weeks ago, I had a lower bleth. done. The subcutaneous, self dissolving stitches have caused the skin around my eyes to buckle. In other words, the area in which the stitch was placed is raised. Is this normal in some cases? Will this dissolve over time?
Raised Scar 2 Weeks After Lower Eyelid Surgery
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Incisions around the eye can take several weeks to heal completely
Incisions around the eye can take several weeks to heal completely. At 2 weeks, it is still too soon to assess the final outcome. If you have specific concerns, see your plastic surgeon as soon as possible for an evaluation.
Be patient and this will resolve. There should be a small amount of skin inversion at the site of the closure to allow for the incision to become flat as it heals and contraction occurs. I am sure it will look great when healed completely.
Jacque P. LeBeau, MD
Scar after blepharoplasty
2 weeks is very early; your issue is likely to resolve with time. The skin elevation may just be good wound construction by your surgeon. He/she likely everted (mounded up) the edges to account for the normal contraction that occurs with healing, i.e. to avoid a depressed scar or line.
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Most patients usually heal pretty well from eyelid. However, two weeks out maybe a little too early to tell how your scars will heal. I would consult with your plastic surgeon and let him determine whether this is something you should be worried about or not.
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You must be a little more patient! 2 weeks ONLY please relax or return to the operating surgeon for advise. This is a form of swelling.
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