I had upper bleph done 3 weeks ago, but one eye keeps swelling and is still sore compared to the other is this normal? (photo)
Doctor Answers 4
Surgical healing can be very complex after eyelid surgery.
I would consider this to be a variant of normal and would not do anything. Consult your surgeon. Patience is your friend. Give it another month.
Talmage Raine MD FACS
One eye still swollen three weeks after upper lid blepharoplasty
Postoperative swelling and redness 3 weeks after blepharoplasty
Some swelling and redness may linger, however, a postoperative visit to your surgeon would clarify what is going on with your healing. Swelling may result from many factors - sleeping position, dietary salt/ fluids, general health, intervening infection, allergic reaction to topicals, etc. Redness in the incision line may persist for many weeks and is a part of the healing process. Redness on the platform of the lid - the pretarsal area - may be residual bruising or transparency of the thin skin. The vessels beneath may give the skin a red or pink hue compared to the thicker, whiter skin above the crease. Skin problems such as rosacea may also cause redness of the eyelid margins. Your surgeon should be able to give you the answers you need. Best wishes.
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Please see your surgeon for this or see a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon.
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