I'm 2 wks post upper/lower eyelid surgery & facelift. Left eye has weird crease and it's not resolving. Is it swelling? (Photo)
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Swelling Can Exacerbate Issue
Facial Surgery Recovery
Also, it is not #unusual to have unequal amounts of swelling which generally should improve and become more symmetric over several weeks.
The scars from a facelift mature within six to twelve months from the surgery date. It is during this time that the rejuvenating effects of the facelift will become apparent and the real result will be seen.
If you have certain concerns about the procedures and #healing process, it is recommended to call your board-certified surgeon or their medical staff and discuss those #concerns.
I would give it at least 3 months before considerng a revisison and waiting longer could be helpful if it seems like it is getting better.
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2 weeks post op, some advices:
It's too early to make value judgments with only 2 weeks after a rhinoplasty.
Swelling after a rhinoplasty depends of the surgery complexity.
In this regard, the nasal swelling Post-op It can last from two weeks to two months.
To reduce this swelling, I recommend you perform delicates daily lymphatic drainage massage therapy over the face (around the nose) avoid sun exposure, and take pain/inflamation pills, as your surgeron precribe you.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-
Eyelid crease after lower blephs
Lower lid crease
Two weeks after face lift and upper and lower lid lifts - strange left lower lid crease
- It truly is too early to judge your final result -
- Minor asymmetries and concerns arise for everyone and almost all resolve.
- In addition to swelling, the crease probably reflects an internal support suture of the lower lid muscle.
- This is standard today, can cause a pull line in the muscle and - as your surgeon says - usually goes away.
- So just give yourself time - hard as it is.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
Edema in left eyelid
This will improve over time with massage.
Still early to know what will be needed in the future as the swelling goes down.
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