How long does it take for eyelid edema to resolve post upper blepharoplasty? When should I start getting worried? (photo)
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Swelling after upper eyelid surgery
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How long does it take for eyelid edema to resolve post upper blepharoplasty? When should I start getting worried?
Eyelid swelling after an upper eyelid surgery tends to increase for the first 2-3 days, stays there for 2-3 days, and starts coming off around day 5 or 6. So at 8 days it is expected you would still have swelling but usually it looks better than the first day. By two weeks 80% of your swelling will be gone.
Each surgeon will have his or her own recommendations for post treatment care. I like BioCorneum but not above the eyelids because if it gets in the eye, it can irritate it. Moist wounds do heal faster so I have my patients use an ophthalmic ointment on the incision so as not to irritate the eye. If you are concerned about your healing, follow up with your surgeon. One thing to consider is that your eyelids may simply be swollen, but they are quite low and look ptotic (droopy). Your surgeon should be able to evaluate this to determine if it is present and whether it was present before surgery or developed as a result.
At this point it is important to follow up closely with your surgeon to help get the best result possible.
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It will continue to improve a lot over the next two weeks.
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