Within 3 days after surgery I had developed a hard horizontal ridge beneath the chin incision. What is this? (photos)
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Unusual hard lump under chin following surgery
I am sorry to hear that you've developed this hard lump under your chin. Definitely not normal. Hopefully by now, you have seen you surgeon and gotten revision surgery to correct the problem. It sounds and looks like an accumulation of blood and fluid that will need to be cleaned out.
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You appear to have a fluid collection or hematoma that has formed under your skin. This is a complication from surgery that should be addressed immediately. I would recommend returning to see your surgeon so he/she can evaluate you in person and decide on a treatment plan with you. Your situation reiterates the important point that, if you have any concerns or questions about your surgery or healing process, contact your surgeon. There is no such thing as a silly question or too many questions. Good communication with your surgeon is essential to both make sure you are well informed about your surgery and give you a resource to evaluate and treat any issues that may arise (such as your case). If your surgeon is not available or will not see you, insist on another doctor who is able to evaluate you. No photos or phone conversation can replace an in-person evaluation of what is going on.
Best of luck in your recovery process.
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- It certainly looks in your photo as though you have a hematoma or seroma
- Yes, if you were my patient I would want to open the wound and remove all fluid without delay.
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