Are the pleat behind my ear normal at 8 days post lower facelift? (photos)
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Thanks for your question. There pleats are entirely normal and will resolve with time. You do not appear to have skin necrosis and this will heal. Keep in touch with your PS.
Hang in there
These should resolve but will take months. Ask your surgeon for advice - these are fairly standard, though.
Pleats behind ears after facelift
8 days after surgery is in the very very early postoperative period. Issues such as small areas of delayed healing and skin pleat irregularities are often self-limiting and will resolve with the ongoing hewing process.
Be sure to follow your surgeons recommendations and proper follow up
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Skin edges can be a bit irregular and bumpy in the first several weeks but generally smooth out in the first couple months. Be patient with this issue and it should resolve without needing any revision. Stay in touch with your plastic surgeon.
Pleating After Lower Facelift
Thank you for you question and pictures scabbing and pleating at the back of the ears in not uncommon in the early stages, but please return to your plastic surgeon to ensure the wound is healing as should be. Regularly follow ups should be made. Final results can take 3-6 months for everything to settle. All The Best
Pleats behind the ear
At 8 days post op it is normal to have some pleats as the skin that is gathered from behind is redraped. Within a couple of weeks it will look and feel like nothing was done at all. You can start doing a slight massage with vitamin E oil once you are 2 weeks out from surgery. I hope this helps! Best of luck on your healing!
the pleat and the slight separation are totally normal. in order to gather the skin behind the ear we have to create creases will relax out over a few months. a small area that needs to heal on its own won't cause any problems either. In a couple of weeks that will settle as if nothing had ever happened.
Hope that helps.
Are the pleat behind my ear normal at 8 days post lower facelift?
It's not uncommon to see swelling and temporary bunching in that area. I expect that it's very likely it will flatten out in time and not be bothersome or visible.
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Are the pleat behind my ear normal at 8 days post lower facelift
The pleat will go away in time with a little massage. It is common after that type of surgery. I do not think there is a chance of necrosis where the wound separated a bit and it will heal on its own with the antibiotics. Might take a week or so though
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