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St. Louis, MO

Still swelling 8 months post-op

I had facelift Oct 6th 2015. My recovery was great and on target swelling gone by mid Nov. I looked amazing, until last week of Feb 2016 when I started weird swelling mostly on my left side. This is now end of June and I have swelling from my temples down my jawline into my neck. Again more prominent on the left side but swelling is on both sides. I'm using Arnica gel, taking Benadryl and Ibubrofin daily. I've taking 2 rounds of Prednizone which worked while I was taking them, but when dose pack was completed swelling returned. Also had the shots to the face which worked for about a week or so, then swelling returned. I had my surgery in Costa Rica and my Dr thinks I have an allergy but I've done nothing or had nothing different that I can think of. Should I see a doctor and what type of doctor should I see? I'm worried. Also, I had a chin implant done over a year ago. Could my body be trying to reject the implant now? Is this chronic swelling? Any other Otc things I can take?

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Miami, FL
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  Late post FL swelling?
June 27, 2016 2:47 AM

Very unusual! Best to PAY to see expert boarded local PSs first, and dermatologist, an an allergist. But maybe might also fly back to CR for an evaluation. There are risks to doing out of (more)
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