I am six months post op upper and lower bleph. I have bulges (swelling) under both eyes (outer corners). When I am looking downwards in the mirror, you can see the bulging distinctly (there is even a double ring around the right eye) as well as ridges where the swelling meets my cheek on the outer corners. If I cry or tear up I notice it is even worse! I had minimal bags under my eyes pre op and was actually talked in to doing this part of the surgery. Will this swelling ever resolve?
Continued Under Eye Swelling After Lower Bleph
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Continued swelling 6 months after lower eyelid surgery
I'm sorry to have to tell you that at 6 months after your lower eyelid, those bulges are not swellng but residual fat pads that were not removed during your lower eyelid surgery. The lower eyelid has three fat pockets: medial (by the nose), central and lateral. The onses, you describe, are the lateral fat pads and are the most common ones that are not fully removed during a lower eyelid surgery.
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