Your photos are sub-optimal to render any meaningful comments. But I can tell you that you are extremely early in the healing process. You will see continued improvement over the next few weeks-be patient. Keep in touch with your surgeon and follow his/her instructions.
Facelift a week ago and very concerned
It is very common to be worried this early after a facelift. The two sides of the face swell differently. They are like sisters, they are related but behave differently. It is very early in the healing process so you should return to your surgeon and let him/her put your mind at ease about what you are seeing. Patients often misconstrue swelling that is different on one side or the other as a permanent thing when it should resolve with time. Most of the time in 6-8 weeks most of these issues resolve. I hope you can take a deep breath and let time do its magic. Please follow all of your doctors post op advice and maintain confidence in their care and you should get through it fine.
At this early phase of the recovery period, you should not be concerned with differences from side to side. You should wait about 6 weeks to start judging the facelift result.
Facelift: Healing takes time
For 8 days out from surgery, you
should take comfort that you are still healing. Nearly all patients experience
swelling and lumpy bumps after a face and neck lift. Some of them will be less
swollen by 1 week, but some require 2 weeks for the swelling to reduce.You should be checking in with your
surgeon frequently during your recovery. He/She can guide you best on what to
expect, and what is normal/not normal healing for the particular procedure
Asymmetry on Postop Day 8-time to worry?
It is impossible to give you medical advice on this forum, with only photos and no exam. Generally speaking, it is normal to have some asymmetry (esp swelling) in the early postoperative period. This is generally the first 1-3 weeks after surgery. I think a consult with your surgeon will help allay any concerns you may have.
Good luck to you
IT is difficult to assess your photos, but I think that you are close enough to surgery that the concerns you have should get better with time. Follow your surgeons instructions and wait.
Asymmetrical results 8 days post #facelift in Oregon
Thank you for your question. I would not worry too much since 8 days is still very early. It is common for both sides to heal at different speed.
As for the eyes, make sure they are closing properly; if not, consult your surgeon as drops, lubricants and eye patch might be indicated for a short time.
Hope this helps!
Dr. Marc DuPere, Toronto Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon
Thank you for your question. It is really hard to tell anything from your photos. That being said it is very early in your recovery process, and you should give it time. There is still swelling and will be asymmetry, I recommend touching base with your plastic surgeon about any concerns. All the best,
Asymmetry eight days after a midface lift.
The pictures are not particularly revealing but eight days after an operation such as this some asymmetry is the rule rather than the exception. You should feel comfortable in discussing your alarm with surgeon.
Face lift one week ago - and badly worried
Thank you for asking about your face lift recovery.
- Everyone - everyone - panics the second week after a face lift.
- The reason? Our minds think 'now' means 'forever' and can't understand how much things improve.
- So - you are early with lots of swelling to go down and healing to do.
- One side always looks better than the other (we all heal faster on one side)
- But it is time to return to your surgeon, show her/him all your areas of concern and have them explained.
- The lines may be from swelling, or from temporary pull of internal sutures.
- Assuming you have a well-qualified plastic surgeon, you are in good hands.
- Always see a Board
Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.