3.5 weeks ago I had a smas lift. Very severe tightness and discomfort. (photos)
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Post facelift skin bunching
Hi - thanks for your question. You are very early post op and skin bunching like you show in your pictures is likely to settle over the coming few weeks. I would advise regular massage with a good quality moisturiser. If the bumps persist in several weeks time it may be you need a small revision procedure however at this stage it really is too early to say whether this will be necessary.
Tightness after Facelift
Hi ~ What you are experiencing can be normal. The swelling and irregularities on the incisions will go down significantly with time. This is something to discuss with your surgeon but there is a very good chance this will resolve with time.
4 weeks is no time for a facelift to settle. Many of the symptoms you describe will soften and fade over time. Even if things like the bunching persist, they are relatively easily addressed by a minor procedure under local anesthetic as an out patient so try and be patient and you will notice quite a change over the next few months. Hope that helpsAdam Goodwin
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Tightness after SMAS lift
Has your surgeon checked it lately?
Will need some time
Massage and time will help.
You may need some future "unfurling" of the tissues if they don't improve enough with time.
Swelling Following a facelift procedure
SMAS lift - now tight and uncomfortable
- You said you had a 'very small' SMAS lift but the scars are those of a standard face lift.
- After a standard face and neck lift, the bunching and tightness if it occurs takes time to subside -
- It should be much much better 6 weeks after surgery.
- If you think the problem is getting worse, see your surgeon for an exam.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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