Can I Use Cold and Warm Compresses for Upper Lids Surgery After 5 Weeks? (photo)

I am using warm compress due to little bumps on my incisions. And cold compress is because the eyes still puffy and red. I just started for the past three days and it seems to be helping quite a bit. The swelling is usually worse in the morning. I also noticed one of my left eye is slightly open when I close my eyes. The asymmetry seems to be little bit better everyday. Would all of these goes away over certain period of time. Thanks for sharing your advise and opinion.

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Can I Use Cold and Warm Compresses for Upper Lids Surgery After 5 Weeks?

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STOP everything until you see in person your chosen surgeon or another surgeon. BTW the posted photos do not demonstrate your issue. 

Redness after eyelid surgery

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Dear Pham,

-If your eyelids are red after 5 weeks, I would let your plastic surgeon know

-This could be a low grade infection, allergy, or something else

-Are you putting any ointment on the eyelids because that could be a source for an allergy

Best regards,

Nima Shemirani

Nima Shemirani, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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