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Possible necrosis following face lift
when i saw my PS 4 days post operative he said there was a tissue area that was dying behind one of my ears. Saw him 3 days after that (last night) and he prescribed antibiotic spray, twice a day followed by dressing and is also prescribing laser treatments. I have attached photos. I trust him to use good judgment on this, but the issue now is I am out of the country and am returning home in 6 days. Can 5 days of twice daily laser treatment reverse this? I am seeing PS tomorrow evening. What would a more aggresive aproach be ... cutting it out? At least its behind my ears.. but I didn't know that a former smoker, who quit 25 years ago... that this was a potential risk. Does this mean I am at greater risk in general to develop this issue in other areas of surgery? I also had a tummy tuck and arm lift, your input most welcome.
Really, not that bad, even though the photo is poor quality.
Just wash the area with soap and water, use the wound antibiotic your doc prescribed. I think your end result will be better than you think.
Good luck from NYC.
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