Joshua Cooper, MD, FACS

I had a facelift 1 week ago, and now the stitches are dissolving but the skin is not totally held together. Should I be concerned?

Dr. Cooper
 

I had a facelift 1 week ago, and now the stitches are dissolving but the skin is not totally held together. Should I be concerned?

  • Occasionally, after a facelift there can be some slight separation of skin edges, and it sounds like your plastic surgeon's recommendation to keep these areas clean and moist with antibiotic ointment is appropriate. 
  • Do keep in close contact with your plastic surgeon so that he/she may evaluate you and make sure that you go on to heal as quickly as possible. 
  • Likely, within a couple weeks these areas will be healed.
 

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