I had upper blepraroplasty almost 6 weeks ago. I had skin removed, medial fat pads and my crease was raised. I was very disappointed and upset that one of my eyes had a lid alot larger than the other. I had alot of swelling in the inner upper lid area. it looked like I had large lids with one eye that looked like I had ptosis. I was very upset and hated the way I looked.I could not look up. The swelling was worse in the morning so I had to get up 2 hours earlier for work and hoped some of the swelling would go down. My coworkers all looked at me strange.
My doctor said it was swelling and would get better. I hated to leave my house and then at 4 1/2 weeks everything started to look better. I actually love my eyes now even though there is still some small issues. I have some skin that if it does not improve I want removed but the major issues with big lids and one eye larger than the other one is now alot better.
I plan on healing for 3 months before I decide if I will need anything else done to even the eyelids out. I had great doubts that my eyes would ever look good but my doctor was right it was swelling. I think I was not prepared for such a long recovery. When you read about blepharoplasty the information says you can return to work in 10-14 days and that isnt always true for alot of people. I think a month is a more realistic time frame to tell patients. I think if I was told that I would have handled this alot better than I did.
My eyes looked uneven and I didnt have alot of bruising but I had alot of swelling and my one eyelid was stiff and very large. The swelling is going away slowly but it looks better every week. I wished I never had it done until the 4th week when the swelling started to go down. I feel better knowing if the few issues I still have can be fixed after I heal for 3 months. I feel that I may not need anything else done if the swelling continues to go down. My scars look great and with makeup on you can not see them. I started to think the answer every Dr gives you is its only swelling but now I realize it can be swelling that will get better with time.