2 weeks post upper and lower bleph and lots of swelling and look older. (photos)
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Healing after upper and lower blepharoplasty
A couple of observations from your photographs - in the first photograph you are smiling which makes the palpebral vertical dimension smaller. You also have makeup on which helps the appearance. In the 2nd and 3rd photo, you are not smiling, your eyes are looking down, and you still have considerable swelling. Don't be discouraged at this point - it's much too early to appreciate the final results. It is likely that your lid folds will descend as the swelling resolves and the skin contour will improve in both the upper and the lower lids. Stay in touch with your surgeon and let him/her know about your concerns. You may find that you don't need or want touch-up surgery after your swelling subsides. Wait at least 6 months before making that decision. Best wishes for your recovery!
I agree that your upper eyelid incision were made too high.
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Please be patient -- eyelid surgery takes 6 months to 1 year to heal. It is often a jolt to see yourself looking different than you are used in the post-op period after eyelid surgery. But you must realize that bruising and swelling will improve slowly every day. You should discuss your concerns with your surgeon of course but for now patience is in order. Good luck in your recovery!
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