6 Weeks Post Blepharoplasty After Stitches Were Removed Hard Knots Formed?

at one week stitches were removed and it was as if scroll was being rolled up then after 3 days these knots settled at the eye sockets. my swelling has been gone since week 2 but these knots haven,t changed at all.

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Bumps after Blepharoplasty

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Bumps along the suture line of the eyelids  are common.  They disappear with time.  Occasionally one will need removed with a tiny needle in the office but rarely.   At 6 weeks ignore these.  Time is the cure.  You can massage with eye cream if you wish but time is 99% of the resolution.


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The knots will likely resolve on their own, over time, but occasionally the physician may use a sterile needle to help eliminate any persistent milia.

Robert Shumway, MD
San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Bumps after eyelid surgery

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Bumps or knots just past the corner of the eye can be common after lower blepharoplasty and will settle and disappear over time. While scar creams can irritate around the eye, we find that gentle massage with aquaphor will help the bumps smooth out.

Peter E. Johnson, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
4.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews


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6 weeks post-surgery it’s normal not to see final results. Those knots will subside, you can message the area gently it can be scar tissue. By messaging the area it dissolves the possible scar tissue. Without seeing pictures or an exam it’s hard to really say what it can be? Follow up with your surgeon to get an exact diagnosis.



Stuart B. Kincaid, MD, FACS (in memoriam)
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon

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