I had a revision surgery using lipo and skin excision to correct dogears from a thigh lift. The incision is in the crease of the butt. But after the revision surgery I am left with this even larger dogear! This is 8 days post op.I am so upset... Will this go away? The other side came out fine. Thank you for any helpful information.
Will This New Dogear Go Away with Time? (photo)
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Dog ear after thigh lift revision
Post-Operative Dog Ear Management
Dog ears are abnormal bulges of tissue that typically occur along the ends of surgical incisions. This problem occurs for a variety of reasons, including discrepancies in length of the opposing wound borders and wound closures around curved contours.
Dog ears can occasionally be seen following thigh lift surgery. When this occurs, secondary surgery may be necessary. In most cases, this involves a simple excision of the dog ear under local anesthesia. In other cases, where the dog ear is large and extends anteriorly, correction may require extension of the incisions in an anterior direction.
Although every effort is made to avoid dog ears during the primary surgical procedure, this complication is occasionally unavoidable. Your pictures indicate a significant dog ear, but it's been only eight days since surgery and there is a chance that your dog ear will resolve without surgery. If this fails to happen, it's important to discuss the situation with your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon should be able to formulate a treatment plan that addresses your concerns.
You need to discuss your concerns with your surgeon
You are just after surgery and need to discuss your concerns with your surgeon. It is unlikely that this will be much better with time, but you need to give it 3-6 months before revision
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Butt lift, skin tightening should avoid an incision in the buttock crease. This is an old method. The scar is visible in the young and changes the buttock contours. It always gets wider in time.
The picture posted is limited to give an advise about the dog ear. But it looks large ebough that may need revision. Get a second opinion in person for better advise