Humm 2 days post operative from a mid face/eye lifting. TWO days! VERY early to comment due to swelling issues. Check back at a month.
Just Had Upper and Lower Eye, Along with a Mid Face Lift. What Would Be Your Assessment for Recovery? (photo)
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Just Had Upper and Lower Eye, Along with a Mid Face Lift. What Would Be Your Assessment for Recovery?
Swelling and bruising after facelift surgery
Your appearance is par for the course, but, please, clean up the blood streaks! You are making your surgeon look bad and scaring off potential patients! The under eye folds to the outside of your lower eyelids show that a mid facelift has been done. The puckering often takes several weeks to settle accounting for the relative unpopularity of this procedure. You have no evidence of ectropion (pulling down of the lower eyelid), which is known complication. I would say you are good to go.
By the way, your neck would have benefited from a full facelift.
Two Days after Midface Lift, Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery
Two Days after Midface Lift, Upper and Lower Eyelid Surgery is way too early to make any predictions about healing.
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Recovery From Eyelid Surgery
This is a question best answered by your Surgeon in the first 2 days after surgery. However, your photos seem completely in line with initial normal recovery for a four lid Blepharoplasty (despite the drama of blood seeping from your incision). Assuming directions are followed, I would assume that swelling and bruising for 10 days to 2 weeks would be expected.
It seems OK by now
Facial surgery often leads to anxiety in early postoperative period. 99 in 100, things will work fine. Your recovery seems OK by now.
Recovery After Eyelid Surgery and Mid facelift
It is hard to assess your recovery with a static photo. This truly is a "snapshot" of your recover. The best advice I can give you is to trust in your plastic surgeon. He/she will guide you through your recovery.
Recovery from eye and mid-face surgery
Just from the photos, you seem to have the usual swelling and bruising after eye and mid-face surgery.
Keep you head up, ice compresses on the surgery for at least 2 days and keep in touch with your surgeon.
The swelling at the side of your eyes is from the mid-face lift. It usually takes a while to settle down.
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