I have 2 puckers in my skin in the incision line 12 weeks post op face lift. Is this normal?
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Pucjers post face
Contour irregularities after facelift-the trend is important.
Incision puckering after a facelift
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Even if there is still a small amount of residual puckering remaining, it can often be improved, or even completely resolved, by noninvasive, or minimally invasive office treatments, such as ulthera or radiofrequency skin tightening. As a last resort, a small skin excision and resuturing, using local anesthesia could be performed in the office to remove the last vestige of puckering, but this should not even be considered until at least six months have passed from the time of your surgery, and preferably even longer. In all likelihood, this last option will not even be necessary. In the meantime, get some sleep!
Puckers in incision 3 months after face lift.
I am sorry you are so distressed.
- The pucker that shows in the photograph appears to be from swelling in the skin.
- This will either subside on its own or the incision will need to be revised.
- This is done in about 12 more weeks, if needed.
- And if it is causing you severe anxiety, see if your regular doctor can either prescribe something
- to help you temporarily or even refer you for supportive counseling.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Hope you found this answer helpful. Best wishes.
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