Tightness Is Very Normal After a Facelift
You're still quite early in the
post-op period, and the symptoms you describe are quite normal at this point.
Your photos don't raise any red flags for me. You most likely had some SMAS
muscle manipulation with your facelift (the so-called 2-layer facelift that
many of us plastic surgeons perform), and this would explain your diminished range
of motion 3 days post-op. It will get better soon. My technique also includes
anchoring the neck muscle, called the plastysma, to an area behind the ears;
this may explain the slight pain behind your ears. Try to be patient during
this time as your body works hard to heal itself. You'll experience a gradual
reduction in symptoms over the course of several weeks. However, if you notice
your pain getting worse or any specific areas of excessive swelling or
bruising, please consult with your surgeon. Good luck during your recovery!
Tightness at Day 4 Is Normal
At 4 days post-op, you're just
beginning your recovery process. What you describe is quite normal and
indicates that you're healing on schedule. Follow your surgeon's instructions
for caring for yourself, and continue to listen to your body as you heal.
You'll be feeling more like yourself as the weeks progress. Good luck to you.
Tightness Is Normal Early On
The symptoms you describe are quite
normal, especially in the early stages of recuperation. As the days and weeks
progress, you should notice a gradual, yet marked reduction in tightness. Based
on your photos, you actually appear to be healing very well. However, it is worth
a call or visit to your surgeon's office. Good luck as you continue your
Hi there! It is 100% normal to experience moderate discomfort a half week after a facelift. Most of the uncomfortable feeling usually is around the ears since this is where the muscles are pulled to, and where the incisions are. Typically the third day is the worst as far as pain is concerned, so you should be on your way to each day being better than the last. Do as your surgeon if he/she recommends any topical treatment to help with the discomfort (ice, heat, headwrap, massage etc.).
Tight neck and sore ears 4 days psot-op
The soreness and tightness are very typical in this time period following a facelift. This will subside. Sudden severe pain associated with swelling in the same location may indicate the presence of a hematoma (blood collection), and this should prompt immediate contact with your plastic surgeon. Best wishes for a good recovery and a beautiful result!
Face lift - neck tight and sore after 4 days
Thank you for your question about your face lift.
- Yes, a tight, sore neck 4 days after a face lift can be entirely normal.
- Swelling in the neck and the sutures will make it hard to move your neck.
- It's important to report these concerns to your surgeon -
- Then s/he can follow your recovery and be sure it goes well.
- The first two weeks after a face and neck lift are quite difficult
- Your photos do not show any areas of concern.
- Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best
Good day! I would expect you are going to feel like this for a short time. It all looks very normal right now. The ear pain has been described to me as "sleeping on tiny boxes". Keep in touch with the surgeon's office for some reassuring information.
Very tight neck sore ears 4 days post op. Is this normal?
Thank you for your question. Tightness, swelling, bruising and soreness is typical 3 days after surgery. This subsides over time as you heal. If you notice a focal area of expanding fullness however, this may represent a collection or hematoma. Be sure to discuss your concerns with your surgeon and to maintain proper follow up. Good luck.
Hello, Thank you for your question. You are still very early in the recovery time. Neck pain and sore ear will be very common after your procedure. Once the swelling goes down you will feel much better give yourself 2-3 weeks. Please communicate with your plastic surgeon and follow his/her recommendations. You have a nice result. Best of Luck !
Tight neck and sore ears 4 days after face and neck lift
Your photos do not demonstrate anything unusual for 4 days after a face and neck lift. It is very common to feel tightness during the recovery period and this should improve over more time. Swelling that occurs after the surgery will contribute to the tight feeling and as the swelling resolves, the tightness will improve. It would not be unusual to have some pain around your ears where there were incisions, but the inside of the ear should normally not be painful. Your issues should be improving with more time, but if you feel things are not improving, you should contact your surgeon.