Most Likely a Contained Hematoma
For two weeks after surgery, the degree of swelling and
bruising that is present on the photos is abnormal, especially if this is only
on the right side and not on the left. This is most likely a contained
hematoma and it should be drained. Oftentimes in the first week of
surgery the hematoma is still somewhat thick, clotted and difficult to aspirate
with a needle. However, by two weeks after surgery, most hematomas will
start to liquefy, which may make it easier to aspirate. I would certainly
recommend you return to see your plastic surgeon and have him re-evaluate this
area for possible needle aspiration.
Looks Like a Hematoma
Two weeks after surgery with the degree of swelling and bruising you demonstrate is very consistent with a hematoma. It should be drained. Note, that early aspiration of hematomas is sometimes difficult because blood clots do not aspirate well. However, after the second week from surgery, the clots start to liquify, making it easier to aspirate.
Is this swelling normal?
At thirteen days postop, the level of bruising and swelling you have is more than usual. The fluid you feel may be a hematoma or a resolving hematoma. You should consult your surgeon and ask if it should be drained.
Facelift and stem Cells
Based on the pictures posted and you feeling a fluid in the face then most probably you have a hematoma that needs to addressed ASAP.
As for the use of stem cells in face lift. This is purely marketing and is not based on science. At the present time we can not isolate stem cells in the office for use in surgery. To isolate stem cells one needs a huge laboratory and cell biologist working full time.
I hope you did not pay much for such unfounded procedure
Swelling in cheek
an examination is necessary, but it looks like you have a collection of blood (hematoma) in your cheek and would recommend if correct, this gets removed. I would reschedule a visit with your surgeon.
Fluid in face after facelift
Hi there, i looked at your photo's. I must admit, the first 3 days would be a bit more concerning to me as I would have drained the fluid to ensure it is not blood.
If you still have that much swelling and fluid i would highly recommend visiting your surgeon again to ensure this does not need to be drained and that it is not a "hematoma" which is a collection of blood.
I hope things work out for you, but you should most definetly get it checked.