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Poole, United Kingdom

Lump like nodule about an inch under ear after neck lift surgery

Hi - I am two weeks post op having had a mini lift and neck lift plus microdermabrasion. I noticed that a tiny lump, like a hard nodule has popped up about an inch under my ear. Funnily enough (it's not funny) that side of my face has stopped 'pulling' as tightly as the right side. Could it be that a tendon has come loose? The lump is small and feels hard and boney. Has anyone else had this problem or does anyone know what it could be? My next appointment with my surgeon is not for another two weeks as he is on holiday until then.

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sacramento, CA
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  lump after facelift
August 24, 2010 5:26 PM

There are a number of possibilities: is it red and tender ??? maybe localized infection. Just a lump....could be a deep suture that snapped. Is it mobile....maybe a small cyst is forming (more)
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Poole, United Kingdom
  Lump like nodule about an inch under ear after neck lift surgery
August 19, 2010 12:33 PM

Hi - Me again, I thought I'd post a couple of photos of the lump / nodule - if anyone does know anything about this kind of thing could you let me know whether I should be concerned?

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