Friday, October 16, 2020

Face Lift - Post Op Day 11

I can't believe it's already been almost 2 weeks since I had my surgery. My neck is still very lumpy and bumpy, swollen and tender. My chin line is swollen. A lot of the scabbing on my incisions is coming off and the line in front of my ears is looking VERY good! I'm now putting SkinMedica Scar Recovery Gel on my incisions twice daily. This will help with the healing process. I've also bought some medical grade silicone scar strips to put on my chin incision which is hard and lumpy. My incision sites often recover with a lot of hard scar tissue under the skin and the silicone strips helped with my tummy tuck incision so I'm doing it again. If the hard ridge doesn't go down in a reasonable amount of time like 6 months, then I'll talk to Dr. Hall about possible laser treatments that can help.

Here are two pictures from today when Jim and I went to early voting. The bottom picture shows a bit more of the swelling still in my neck. My neck is also still bruised so I had to cover it with make up today. So glad my hair is also long enough to cover most of it - lol! However, I am extremely happy with how I look today and it is only going to get better!

I'll post more pics on Monday at my 2-week mark. I am pretty sure the swelling continues to go down each day and there will be even more of a difference to share with you!

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