Since you are only a week or so poost op you could apply heat and massage.This will go down given enough time.Sometimes we get anxious and want it now so be patient I am sure all will be well.
Thank you for your question.
Your surgery was performed less than two weeks ago. It is not unusual to have swelling at this time. Your scar and neck may also feel thick, "woody", and lumpy. All of this is part of the normal healing process and takes at least three to six weeks to subside. Massage with a silicone type of scar gel may be helpful directly on the incision line, and a neck compression garment may also be beneficial. However, the "tincture of time" is the best therapy. Post surgical changes and scars improve slowly over three months to one year. You must just be patient.
Happy New Year! And good luck.
Lumps and firm areas are to be expected after facelift, and I tell my patients that they can take months to resolve, although you should see noticeable improvements over the next few weeks.
It is reasonable to have lumps and irregular areas after your facelift: swelling can last for a few weeks and scars can remain irregular for up to 6 months. Talk to your surgeon about moisturizers, scar creams, and scar massage. You should be fine with a little more time....
You probably have a fluid or blood collection under the flap in the area of concern. If it is a small amount it should resorb over time. Larger collections need to be drained. See your surgeon for an evaluation. Good luck. Donald R. Nunn MD Atlanta Plastic Surgeon.
You are in the early stage of recovery. It is normal to have swelling in the neck/ chin area. Water runs downhill, so this is to be expected. Your surgeon may want to put you in a neck compression garment to help expedite your healing. Also, in the next few weeks, he may want you to have facial massages. Best wishes!
You're still early in your recovery. Swelling is very common and it will subside in the weeks and months ahead. Keep your head elevated while sleeping and follow your surgeon's post-op instructions to facilitate your recovery.
It is not at all unusual to gave firm, lumpy areas under the chin at this point in your recovery. Some surgeons recommend massaging the lumps to help soften them up. They will improve on their own with time and eventually all the lumps should resolve.
Thank you for your pictures. You are 12 days out from your surgery. Everything that you have described is normal for this time frame. The lump most likely represents swelling and some scar formation. This will smooth out and soften over time. Continue to follow your PS's recovery instructions.
Appears you had a very very conservative or short cut FL/NL! In my opinion you would have been better served having a full FL/NL with temple lift and upper eyelids + PRP/fat grafting... Was your surgeon a boarded PS? Or did you have a type of mini lifting?