Bumps near internal sutures at temples on day 9 post op face/neck lift - tips for getting rid of these? (Photo)
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Hello and thank you for your question. I usually recommend that my patients massage with biocornyium. The goal is no visible scar at all. Follow your surgeon's protocol and maintain close follow up with your surgeon.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Bumpiness After Facelift
Hi and thanks for your great question. I know it is difficult, especially because it's your face and you don't want anyone to know. The best medicine for this is patience in knowing that it will get better. There is still significant swelling 9 days post op, which will resolve with time. While waiting, your surgeon may tell you to massage and to try to hide it with your hairstyle. Wait until more time passes and you will be thrilled!! Patience will be your best medicine!
You should always follow the medical advice your surgeon gives you. Post-operative swelling/lumpiness/fluid collection varies person to person. Make sure you aren"t overdoing it, take it easy and take care of your incisions. Chances are everything will heal just fine! Best wishes!
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Thank you for asking about your face and neck lift.
Please follow your own surgeon's advice on how to deal with this area. It is swollen and often there is nothing to be done except be patient. It will improve - in the meantime, letting your hair grow and coming it in front of your ears it the best concealer.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes, Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD
Hi ~ No need to worry at this point. It appears that your incision is healing well and the bumps under your incision will slowly soften and go away with time. Most surgeons use absorbable sutures that will go away with time, usually 1-2 months. At our practice we have patients start massaging the incision at 4-6 weeks after surgery.
hi - thanks for your question. It looks like you have swelling from the deep (dissolving) stitches. With some massage and patience these swellings will resolve.
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Thank you for your question! These bumps will settle with time and massage. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy can really speed up healing.
With Warm Regards
Trevor M Born MD
Not to worry!!!
I am glad to hear you are happy with your result! Your pictures are very helpful. You are very early in your healing and the bumps from the newly healing incision are very normal. Most surgeons use dissolving sutures but these can take up 3 months to go away. So follow up with your PS as scheduled and rest assured you will likely heal without further incident
Post op lumps
These look like some swelling from internal sutures. They should flatten out over the next week or two. A little massage on top may help, but ask your surgeon. Some people will get some inflammation around the buried sutures called a granuloma. If you notice it getting more red or tender, may need some antibiotics.
Facelift neck lift recovery
It is common to have some irregularities of your wounds after a face lift. Keep washing your face with dove bar of soap twice a day. Apply Bacitracin to any areas of open wounds. I prefer Silagen a pure silicone gel product that I have my patients put on sealed wounds to help them smooth out. Massage with clean fingers can help. There are dissolvable sutures that take up to six months to dissolve, when they start to dissolve they sometimes swell and on rare occasions they come to the surface, if they do see your surgeon for his help. Your surgeon will give you their best advise, good luck….
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