How Long Before All Facial Swelling Disappears After Surgical Repair of a Blowout Fracture of the Eye Socket/cheek Bone?
- Asked by Samantha in Ireland in Ireland
- 2 years ago
I am currently 3 months post surgery and still have quite a bit of facial swelling. Trauma involved fractures to side of eye socket, floor of eye socket , cheek bone and nasal cavity. plates were used to repair and secure fracture
Facial swelling with facial fractures
It may take months for the facial swelling to improve. It is very common fo rthe majority of the swelling to resolve in a few weeks after surgery, but it may take up to a year for it to resolve.
This swelling can persist for a very long time.
It is also possible that what you see as swelling in increased facial volume do to how the facial skeleton was mended. 3 months from this time of trauma is a relatively short period of time. For trauma victims, I often let things settle for a year or more before considering further revisional surgery. Inevitably this type of work often benefits form additional revisional surgery.
Facial Plastic Surgery Photos
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