Swollewn Bags After 2 Months? (photo)

Hi,i'm 40 and I'm 2 months post transconj lower eyelid so no scar and no skin removed.Just fat bags remvd.Swelling some day is more noticeable,others less.On natural light everything seems good but under artific light everyone can see my swollenbags.Friends ask me "are you well today?Have you good sleep tonight?"and i'm so sad.My surgeon tell me to wait at least other 4 months.In your experience will it resolve?I'm italian,i heard about malar bags? What are exactly(i didn't find the italian translation)?

Doctor Answers (6)

Swollewn Bags After 2 Months? (photo)

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I agree that you should wait 6 months to see if the problem is swelling or not.  A good examination might be able to differentiate between swelling and another problem, nevertheless, I still would advise you to wait.


Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Bags after eyelid surfery

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Your surgeon is correct in asking you to wait for all swelling to resolve.  Generally, most swelling after trans conjunctival lower Blepharoplasty is gone by 3 months but in some patients it can take up to 6 months.  It is possible your surgeon was conservative and there may be additional fat present and sometimes deeper fat can come to the surface.  It is easier to remove additional fat at a later date than to have to replace it if too much was removed.  Follow you surgeon's advice at this time.

Devinder S. Mangat, MD, FACS
Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Eyelid Swelling

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I do not think you have malar bags (fat in the upper cheek with a significant crease).  The eyelid area retain swelling a bit longer and take a little more time to resolve.  Continue to follow your plastic surgeon's instructions and over time you will be fine,

Dr. ES

Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Normally swelling should not be excessive at 2 months.  The fact that you have days when your eyelids look good and others when they do not is encouraging.  Many factors influence this: excercise, diet, hydration, for instance. 
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It can take several months for swelling to resolve after lower blepharoplasty.  Since your surgery was performed two months ago, I would recommend waiting at least another four months to see how the swelling progresses.  Your pictures do not show malar bags, as these are lower on the upper part of the cheek.  

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