I had a facelift 23 days ago. When I woke up this morning I noticed that one of the incisions must have leaked out some clear fluid. Could this be a sign of infection?
Based on this, it is doubtful that this is an infection; however, if the skin is red and angry looking and there are more clear signs of infection, I would return to your surgeon for evaluation. Sometimes there is a small amount of fluid called a seroma that ends up underneath the incisions or underneath the skin flaps that needs to be removed or else it just comes out on its own.
Posted By Dr. Pozner
Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center
Sanctuary Plastic Surgery