I had a lower Bleph 4 weeks ago. Immediatly after the sutures were removed I noticed a little pimple like bump on the outside corner of my eye, near or on the suture line. It has remained unchanged over the last few weeks. What is it? Will it go away? When? If not, what are the solutions. I see my doctor in another month, should I call sooner and report this? Thank you.
Pimple Like Bump on Outside Corner of Eye Following a Lower Bleph
Doctor Answers 11
Post Bleph Incision Bump
When in doubt, ask you surgeon. It most likely is a milia ( small, firm white bump) that is easily treated at your next visit.
Suture line bumps are common after blepharoplasty
Depending on how inflamed the bump you are describing is, you may wait until your follow up visit, or you may wish to be seen sooner.
Milia, or tiny, painless, soft "whiteheads" along or beside the incision line, are common with blepharoplasty, and are treated painlessly at a routine follow up visit.
If the spot is more firm, tender, red, and growing, this could be a very localized suture line infection or retained suture, and should be addresses more quickly.
In either case, your final result is unlikely to be affected at all, and the problem is a temporary one.
White bumps after Eyelid surgery
Dear Elizabeth JK,
These bumps are quite common. They are called milia but simply put, they are oils that accumulate around the sutures. These are easily addressed by your doctor. A small needle is inserted into the bump and the oil is expressed. Usually this is not painful, because the skin has reduced sensation for several weeks after surgery. Also, this usually does not leave any mark; nor does it signify a problem with healing.
Best of luck,
Dr. Michelle Yagoda
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You are describing an inclusion cyst.
You are concerned about this issue. It is very easy to take care of. Your two month follow up visit is a routine visit. As you are having a (minor) issue, it is reasonable to call your surgeon and be seen for this. It is simple to deal with the inclusion cyst.
Skin bump after blepharoplasty
A bump of the skin around the suture line after blepharoplasty is most likely an epithelial cyst. These cysts, called milia, can be treated simply in the office. See your surgeon to have it evaluated.
Milia most likely
Pimple Like Bump after Bleph
White bump after blepharoplasty
Bump on lower eyelid
Yes, you should call and go in to see the plastic and cosmetic surgeon that did your Blepharoplasty...this could be a localised irritation from the sutures, a milia, or blocked gland along the lower eyelash margin. He/she should be able to take care of this during your post op visit.
Most likely Milia or Suture Irritation
Most likely a milium or suture irritation. Milia are keratin filled cysts that appear just under the epidermis and are very common around the nose and eyes. This will usually dissapear within 6-8 weeks, if not it may need to be opened slightly as a minor procedure by your doctor.
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