I have a ridge/line near jaw after MACS facelift. Any suggestions? (photo)
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Ridging 4 days after MACS lift
I found that the suture pull lines very problematic, required correction and I stopped doing this procedure.
Let the swelling subside. Point out the problem to your surgeon and have the suture cut or corrected in 2 weeks if the pull line does not subside.
Skin Contour Irregularities Will Smooth Out
I have a ridge/line near jaw after MACS facelift. Any suggestions?
It is very common to have contour irregularities immediately after facial surgery. These depressions will lessen with time and will likely be gone soon.
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Some Contour Irregularity Immediately After Facelift is Normal
Ridges following Facelift.
There are 3 basic layers of tissues to be "lifted" in the face:
- the skin
- the SMAS (a fascial corsette underlying the skin which keeps the tissues tight and together)
- the soft tissues including muscles, fat, nerves and blood vessels.
- the skin is most recently redraped in a superolateral (upward and outward) rather than backward direction and the excess is trimmed.
- the SMAS is pulled and tightened in a superior (upward) direction and the excess trimmed or doubled over to add more volume.
- the soft tissues maybe volumized to fill, soften and change the contours and folds of the face. For example, fat or filler maybe used in the cheeks, temples or nasolabial and marrionette folds.
My suspicion is that the tissue tightness will relax during the next few weeks as the swelling diminishes. In approximately 3 months with some appropriate massage, you will observe a more natural appearance.
It is best that you return to your surgeon and review with him / her your concerns so he / she may instruct you as to what to do and provide his / her experience in managing this issue.
I hope this was helpful. I wish you the best!
Contour issue after facelift
I have a ridge/line near jaw after MACS facelift. Any suggestion
4 day post-op ridge
You need to wait
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