Lower face lift with dehiscence? Treatment opinion requested (Photo)
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Dehiscence after facelift surgery
Lower Facelift Dehiscence
Wound After Neck/Face Lift -- Skin Care and Then Lasers or Revision
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Wound dehiscence after face lift
be readily explained. It sounds as if your doctor treated this appropriately. At this point,
the area will heal adequately with wound care but will likely take several months. If the
result is still not satisfactory, scar revision can be considered months later. I would not
consider skin grafting at this point.
Separation of the skin after a facelift?
Open Wound One Week Postop
Try and be patient and hang in there which is never easy but I believe is the best plan.
Best of Luck
Lower face lift with dehiscence? Treatment opinion requested
What you are having happen is fortunately not common, but can happen with a face lift. The risk is much higher for those who have nicotine in the blood, so if you are using any nicotine products, it would be very important to stop that until this issue has been resolved.
At this point, placing more sutures would not do much as you have already seen. Wound care would be the first line treatment. You will be surprised how local wound care will shrink that area. It is also behind the ear which tends to be the most favorable for healing. The purpose of a skin graft is to speed the healing process, but it does require a donor site. It is not often employed for this type of an issue, but can be used if your surgeon feels it is appropriate. The drawback is this area is going to heal with a scar. The good news is, during the healing process other techniques can be employed to further help the healing process and camouflage the area.
Continue to follow up closely with your surgeon. It is possible down the road that a scar revision will be require.d
I hope this helps and good luck.
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