I had eyelid sugery 4 years ago and have small white bumps where stitches were. Can I clear this up?

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Small white bumps after eyelid surgery

These small bumps may be suture tracks or epithelial inclusion cysts. They may be removed in the office with tiny incisions. Best wishes.


Charlottesville Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Bumps along incision line

These bumps are from the suture used to close your eyelid incisions.  They are not that uncommon and can easily be removed in the office.

Clyde Mathison, MD
Knoxville Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bumps in incision line following blepharoplasty four years ago

The time frame is uncertain. I presume that the bumps have been there for a long time. These are usually inclusion cysts at the suture line. They may be treated by drainage, injection steroids, laser, or even excision and reclosure of suture line with buried stitches.

Richard O. Gregory, MD
Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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Eyelid cysts

These are small cysts where the sutures went through the skin.  These can be easily removed in the office.  

John J. Martin, Jr., MD
Coral Gables Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Small white bumps after eyelid surgery

The small cystic lesions that you describe can develop after eyelid surgery, especially if outside sutures are used.  Most of the time these can be managed easily in the office setting by unroofing them and removing the sebaceous material.  Follow up with your surgeon. Best wishes to you!

Erik Miles, MD, FACS
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
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White lumps post eyelift

These probably represent little incklusion custs and they cna soemtimes  be removed by your surgeon.They are benign and sometimes rubbing with say a gause may unroof them.

Robert Brueck, MD
Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon
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