My ears feel like they are burning and my neck is swelled. I'm 3 weeks out of a mini lift. I feel awful. Is this normal?

I felt sick, headachy and flush. There are no more open sores although one ear is very red. Both ears burn...I'm so swollen. Will water pills help? I had a lot of bruising and still have black eyes. I went back to work and had to go on a business trip and was with someone who was sick, but I'm not coughing...I'm just flushed feeling . I don't have a fever...Thank you.

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My ears feel like they are burning and my neck is swelled. I'm 3 weeks out of a mini lift. I feel awful. Is this normal?

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No! Call your surgeon ASAP to be seen IN PERSON. Best to be sure you are medically stable. Good luck.

Necklift: 3 weeks post-op

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helo mylady 

Sorry about ths pain. While each patient is different, as a general rule, patients can expect to recover from their necklift in about three weeks.  During recovery, patients experience swelling, which should go down after two days, and bruising or discoloration, which will disappear in about two weeks. #swelling #post-op

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

Sick Feeling After Mini Lift

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Your symptoms are unusual 3 weeks after a mini facelift. Therefore, consult with your doctor to be evaluated.

Frank P. Fechner, MD
Worcester Facial Plastic Surgeon
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I think that with your concerns, it is best to be seen by your plastic surgeon ASAP to make sure there is no significant problem.

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