I recently had double eyelid surgery with ptosis correction for my left eye 3 days ago. My eyelids are still swollen but I feel I am starting to see results. However, My left eye still looks heavier than my right eye. Does this mean the ptosis surgery wasn't successful or is it still too early to tell?
What is the recovery time for ptosis correction and how soon can you see the results?
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Eyelid Swelling: Expectations Following Surgery
Eyelid swelling is quite variable, with some patients having little while other patients having more. It takes a few weeks to see the details of the lids, such as the lid creases and eyelid shape. A patient will have an idea of outcome by 4 - 6 weeks. Final, small pockets of swelling, such as at the lower eyelid/cheek junction, should resolve by 3 months.