I had my eyelid surgery 4 days ago and I still have a significant amount of swelling. The swelling has not subsided and it's making me nervous since I read online that a lot of the swelling goes away in a few days. I also have a lot of bruising making one eye really purple. Is it possible that I have too much fat in my eyelid to cause this slow/lack of reduction in swelling ? (Before this surgery my left eye had a very faint eyelid and was a tad droopy).. the doctor said that although it wouldnt completely make my eyes even, it would improve the look of my eyes . ..please help
non-incision blepharoplasty - significant swelling (photo)
Doctor Answers 2
That asymmetry after eyelid surgery should get better with time.
There is a definite asymmetry in eyelid position in the picture. Much or all of this may be due to swelling. It resolves symmetry should be reestablished.
Swelling following blepharoplasty
Swelling and bruising generally resolve in 1-3 weeks in an upper blepharoplasty. Your pictures show a normal post operative result at 4 days. Just be patient.