I had a full face lift Oct 4, 2013 and I have a lot of scarring. What happened to leave my face in this mess? (Photo)
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Unacceptable result after a facelift.
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You should see a board certified plastic surgeon performing facelifts for a second opinion
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I am sorry to see that you are having a difficult time following your facelift procedure. Scarring of the skin following facelift is often the result of direct trauma to the undersurface (dermis) of the skin or from impaired local circulation. In your photos it appears that you may also have some irregularity of the neck that can be attributed to uneven fat removal.
Fortunately, scars can almost always be improved. Depending on the age and type of scar, vascular lasers, resurfacing lasers, topical silicone gels, steroid injections, and massage are just some of the treatments that might benefit your appearance. Given the proper timing, a revision operation might also prove helpful in experienced hands.
It is always best to go back to your surgeon when possible to discuss your concerns. In the event that your surgeon cannot help you, you should seek several qualified opinions to look for consensus on how to move forward. Best of luck.
Scarring Issues 1 year after Facelift
1 year facelift deformities
Thanks for sharing your photos. It is too difficult to assess these photos without an onsite consultation. Please visit your surgeon again or obtain a second opinion evaluation from a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or Facial ENT who performs a lot of facelifts.
All the best.
I had a full face lift Oct 4, 2013 and I have a lot of scarring. What happened to leave my face in this mess?
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