Bleeding and yellow lumps six weeks after lateral brow lift? (Photo)

My scar after lateral brow lift has started to bleed and also has some yellow fluid six weeks post op. Is this normal?

Doctor Answers 1

Make sure you are not picking

If the incision initially healed and then became irritated, you might be scratching at the incision.  Some browlift incisions develop numbness and itching. You might not even realize you are picking at it.  The irritated wound might develop a secondary infection.  This would likely respond to an antibiotic ointment but the key is to stop scratching.  Sometimes medicines are needed to reduce the itching during the healing process.  Best to discuss this with your surgeon.  

Best wishes

Dr Falconer



Kingsport Otolaryngologist

Make sure you are not picking

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If the incision initially healed and then became irritated, you might be scratching at the incision.  Some browlift incisions develop numbness and itching. You might not even realize you are picking at it.  The irritated wound might develop a secondary infection.  This would likely respond to an antibiotic ointment but the key is to stop scratching.  Sometimes medicines are needed to reduce the itching during the healing process.  Best to discuss this with your surgeon.  

Best wishes

Dr Falconer



Kingsport Otolaryngologist

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