Deep scar tissue after facelift and consequent hematoma. What are my options?
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Scar tissue lumps after facelift surgery
It is common after a hematoma after facelift surgery that the area where the hematoma was present develops firm lumpy tissue in the area for the hematoma was.
Fortunately this almost always resolves with massage and the treatments that your plastic surgeon is performing. However gradual soft thing and dissolving of the tissue can take several months. After 6 months of healing if the lumps are still present surgical revision may be possible.
Her plastic surgeon sounds concerned and sounds as though the doctor is treating you appropriately.
Poor healing 6 weeks after a facelift
- This is a very distressing complication,
- Bleeding after a face lift causes these changes,
- You must wait, hard as it is - let your tissues heal.
- You will see slow improvement over 6-12 months,
- you may need nothing further done. Best wishes.
At this point you may just have to wait 6 to 8 months for healing to occur. Aspirating any residual hematoma, seroma or injecting with kenelog may be indicated as per your surgeon. Massaging may also help. It's very early post-op so waiting is the best option with the care of a capable surgeon.
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