What is causing my facelift scars to keep erupting? Bead like substance keeps coming out. Feels Like glass or splinters (Photo)
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May Be Time for a Second Opinion
Sutures or follicles
These could be hair follicles or it could be the sutures that were used at surgery.
Check with your doc on the type of suture.
Facelift with skin necrosis persisting?
Skin necrosis after facelifting can occur. When it does wound care is appropriate. This may be performed with daily cleaning using a Q-tip/gauze and peroxide. Moisture using Aquaphor or similar ointment is used to cover the area daily. Try not to lift any scabs and continue to follow up with your surgeon.
If the areas drainage persist after 6 months, I would consider culturing the area and then treating the area with a topical antibiotic, such as Bactroban to cover for Staph. I would also start with an antibiotic that covers for Staph too, such as Septra.
Following this treatment I find this heals with a very acceptable scar.
Again, discuss these issues with your doctor and see him ASAP if it is still draining.
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Sorry this has been such an ongoing struggle. From the photos it appears that you have chronic inflammation which can be caused by untreated infection or reaction to a foreign body i.e. suture. A combination of both is certainly very plausible. Absorbable suture is usually dissolved in this amount of time but can still be present. At six months the inflammation is now chronic with the inciting agent still not resolved. You may require wound exploration with debridement and cultures to determine what is the ongoing source. Cultures would allow help to pick the appropriate antibiotic if infection is present and removal of granulomatous tissue and any suture material would likely help to calm things down. I would follow your surgeons advice so they can lead you through this difficult period
Best of Luck
Six Months after My Lift My Face Contiues to "Erupt"
Face lift complications
Although uncommon, it is possible that you're allergy to some of the suture material.
Delayed healing of facelift
What is causing my facelift scars to keep erupting? Bead like substance keeps coming out. Feels Like glass or splinters
I agree with the other posts on this board. I would continue to follow with your surgeon. It is likely the sutures used that are continuing to cause the problem. If they are permanent sutures, they will likely need to be removed to facilitate healing. Simply placing you on a short course of antibiotics won't help if the permanent suture is infected.
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