Hi, I got a mid-face lift 15 months ago and since then I have a weird swelling between the ends of my lips (right and left) up to the nose. It looks a bit like a part of a baloon. I am pretty sure this only happened after the mid-face lift as I was not aware of this before. Any ideas what I can do against it. Any chances it will still go away? Thank you!
Swelling After Mid-Face Lift (15 Months Ago)? (photo)
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Lip Swelling 15 Months after Midface Lift
Have the lips been lifted since your preoperative status? Hard to tell from the one picture. Some surgeons dissect a different amount, lift at different angles. The best thing to do would be to ask your surgeon.
Postoperative Facelift Swelling
I agree this is an odd little swollen area after a facelift. It would be interesting to know if it moves when you smile, is it symmetric and was there any hint of it on your preop photos? Your lips look so nice I wonder if you had any fat grafting around your mouth with your facelift? Usually when something weird shows up after a facelift studying the preop photos will probable give you a hint as to its origin.
Swelling After Mid-Face Lift
Unfortunately, this will likely not go away because it has been so long after your surgery. It would be a good idea to talk to your plastic surgeon or get a second opinion with an expert facelift surgeon who has an extensive knowledge in the performance of facial plastic surgeries.
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Mid Face Lift
There are many ways to perform a mid face lift. Your symptoms/findings are unusual for most of the methods. I would suggest you discuss this with your surgeon. There may have been other techniques associated with this procedure that could account for your concerns.
If it is not bothersome i would not worry about it.
Swelling After Mid-Face Lift (15 Months Ago)?
After 15 months it most likely is not a swelling issue. But seeing before photos could help. Get copies of your befores to take for second opinions.
Swelling after mid-face lift
There are many different ways to perform and approach a "mid-face lift" just like there are many ways to perform face lifts in general. Additionally, there are often times when additional procedures are performed to enhance the overall result of a face lift. It would be near impossible to render a meaningful opinion on your post operative result without knowing exactly what was done and being able to analyze your facial features prior to your procedure. I suppose that the short answer could have been that you certainly could be swollen even 15 months after your surgery but these are all things to consider.