i have just had face lift and necklift 3 weeks 5 days ago . i am home from surgery abroad and my jawline looks amazing but hae quite a large lump at the side of my right neck.does not eem to be going down any and. have noticed little lumps appearing under chin aswell. is this normal healing process i do know swelling can take months?
Swollen and Lumpy 3 Weeks Post-op Facelift/necklift - Is This Normal Healing?
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We see this routinely at this stage. Years ago we would inject with steroids and massage. These lumps would go away in 3-6 months. The injections would hurt and massage would loosen skin. Now we do not inject or massage (or very little). They still go away in 3-6 months! Best to do nothing. I would still follow up closely with your plastic surgeon.
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It is likely that this represents routine swelling, and routine lumps and bumps after surgery, all of which will resolve with time. But no one on this forum can say for certain that you have nothing to worry about without seeing you in person. Certainly, this is the problem when patients visit other countries for their surgery.
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Hello, It appears that you have a small amount of swelling below your earlobe. This could be a small collection of dry blood or fluid collection. This will resolve over time. You need to clean your incision sites and apply Kelocote or other anti scar creams on it.
Swollen and Lumpy 3 Weeks Post-op Facelift/Necklift
When the skin is separated from the underlying tissues during surgery, small sensory #nerves are cut. Varying degrees of numbness will be present after surgery and will improve gradually as the nerves reconnect to the skin. This process can take from 2-6 months for face, neck and cheeks, and to 9-12 months for the forehead and scalp. Muscle weakness may also be present around the mouth especially if liposuction is used. This typically recovers fully in the months after surgery.
As the nerves regenerate, the itching, burning, tingling and shooting #sensations will occur. Ice, moisturizers and gentle #massaging are helpful during this phase of the #healing process. Frequently there is a tight feeling in the neck, jawline and cheek after a facelift. During surgery, not only the skin but the underlying muscles are tightened to create a better and longer lasting result. Additionally, the #swelling will move downward in the first week and the neck will feel even tighter. Do not be alarmed: the sensation will decrease during the first month.
Some degree of firmness or lumpiness under the skin is normal after surgery and will resolve with time. Local massage will speed resolution of this problem, which normally takes 2-4 months to disappear completely. If you have certain concerns about the procedures and #healing process, it is recommended to call your board-certified surgeon or their medical staff and discuss those #concerns.
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