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Bad facelift and lipo results

Friday, August 24, 2007
Unfortunately, all surgical procedures will leave scars, though in your case they sound like the result is less than can be expected.

I had a full facelift about 10 years ago. I was left with huge scars on the side of my head that have made it impossible for me to wear my hair short or pulled back because they are so visible. Plus, it has caused my hair to become extremely thin on the sides/temples of my head and my bangs are almost gone now, which means my forehead is now really big. Also, as a result of the surgery, I now have a big blue vein running straight down from the left edge under the bottom lid of my left eye that was never there before. What caused that? Is there any way to fix all of this? I did my research and the doctor was a board-certified plastic surgeon and was highly recommended. I am not out to sue anybody — that would be a total waste of time and money. I just want it fixed, because now I have been left with obvious scars, much less hair and a huge blue vein under my left eye that was never there before. Can any of this be fixed? The surgeon also did lipo on my stomach and it resulted in being really lumpy and weird looking. Can that be fixed as well? Thanks for your time.


Unfortunately, all surgical procedures will leave scars, though in your case they sound like the result is less than can be expected. In cases such as this, there are options for scar revision and this you need to discuss with your surgeon, or seek a second opinion. Facelift scars should be hidden in the natural creases in front of the ear and along the hairline, and while surgical revision will not remove them, it may improve the position.

The hairline can be lowered by some surgical procedures and this may be an option in your case. The vein that has appeared is due to altered blood flow in you face following the surgery and can be difficult to fix — although options do exist, including having it removed by laser or injection methods. The opinion of a doctor with a lot of experience in veins of the face is what is needed. One of the problems of liposuction can be the lumpiness in the fat and skin after the procedure. Again, a review by the surgeon who performed your surgery, or a second opinion, is what is needed. There are treatment options.

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