I Have What Looks Like A Rope Around My Neck Following Facelift/Necklift
» I Have What Looks Like A Rope Around My Neck Following Facelift/Necklift
Patrons1 in Henderson, NV asks:
Q: “I had a face lift and a neck lift a month ago. As a result, I now have what appears to be a small rope around 1/2 of my neck. Additional my right side of my face is far more doopy than my left, ( which is good). I go back to the Dr. in 10 days for my 6 week evaluation. Is this something that he should fix? “
A: It has been approximately five weeks since the procedure and generally at this time healing issues, bumps and lumps and “ropey” appearance problems have resolved. However in a small percentage of individuals this can be a persistent manifestation. Bumps and lumps and ropey appearance can last longer than five weeks, even into the three month mark. Generally, according to the appearance of the picture, there is no evidence of infection and this is simply an area that is going to take longer to heal. The reasons this happens is sometimes unexplainable, sometimes related to the way bandages are placed or it can occur with slow accumulation of fluid and/or blood into the tissues underneath the skin. Ongoing observation is still the mainstay of treatment. Massage can be beneficial I believe and sometimes ultrasound treatment to the area can help accelerate the wound healing process.