Thank you for your question. Your experiences are part of the healing process. Time as well as massages can resolve the tightness. Please follow your surgeon's recovery instructions carefully and keep your surgeon updated as to your healing process. Best wishes,
It typically takes 3 months for all the lumps and bumps etc to resolve after a facelift. During the healing time you can do massage of the areas to reduce the lumpiness. If it persists past 3 months then you will need surgical intervention. RegardsDr. J
ollie2012, no one can tell you what you need without an exam. See your surgeon and follow his/her advice. Should you still be unhappy after 6-12 months seek the opinion of a board certified surgical specialist that does "only faces" and has years of experience. Good luck!
Healing from a facelift
Thanks for posting your question and concern. You should speak with your surgeon because each surgeon's method of facelift is different. Different techniques provide for different cosmetic results and different patterns in healing. Hoping everything settles down and you love your result.
Concerns about post op healing and tightness.
A feeling of tightness in the face and neck is common after a facelift/necklift as is some small areas of swelling. However, without knowing what type of facelift/necklift was done (SMASectomy, SMAS plication, Threadlift,etc) it is not possible to give you any meaningful information. Your surgeon would be the best to speak to and help your understand this issues.