My lower facelift has fallen on one side and my jaw remains chronically swollen at 18 months post surgery, what should I do?
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Swelling 18 months after facelift surgery
With regards to your possible lymph node swelling and mild facial discomfort, I feel this should take priority. Take the time to be evaluated by another doctor regarding this matter.
If this resolves a secondary facelift may benefit you.
Best of Luck
Lower Facelift with one side worse
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Thank you for sharing your concerns. It is important that you seek medical care, potentially in the form of a second or third opinion. There are many reasons that can cause swolen lymph nodes or potential submandibular gland swelling that are un-related to a cosmetic procedure, so that needs to be looked into by someone well versed in the medicine of the Head and Neck (such as an Otolaryngologist - ear Nose and Throat doctor ) but who also is well versed in Facial Plastic Surgery. i.e. someone who is double board certified.
Furthermore, now, with regards to the cosmetic issues at hand, often times they can be easily resolved with non-invasive or micro-invasive procedures such as ThermiSmooth, Fractora, ThermiTight or FaceTight, (just to name a few options) without having to resort to more surgery. It is hard to tell in your case without seeing your pictures and examining you carefully in person. The surgeon you pick for your second opinion, in addition to the qualifications mentioned above, should also be very experienced and well versed in non-invasive techniques so as to be able to guide you either towards surgery or towards non-invasive or micro-invasive methods according to your needs.
Hope this helps !
Best wishes for your journey !
Dr. Anna Petropoulos
Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Boston's North Shore
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