Swelling after surgery
Thank you for your question. It is way to soon to see the final result. Continue to ice and sleep elevated for a few more days. Even after the initial post op swelling goes down there is residual swelling for a few months. Be patient the final result will most likely be great. Keep your surgeon informed about your concerns.
Swelling After Surgery
Jenny567, it is WAY to early to make any conclusions about your surgery. ALL of it causes swelling that will last for weeks to months. Your final result won't be evident for a few months. You have swelling from both procedures. As I tell all my patients, you may look worse before you look better and you have to have PATIENCE. Looks like a good result so far.
Realize you had surgery just 5 days ago...If you have ever sprained your ankle or got a bump on your head, remember how long it sometimes takes for something like that to go down.
5 days is too early to evaluate your outcome from surgery. Fat grafting and blepharoplasty involve a lot of swelling after surgery. It is best to keep your head elevated when you sleep in order to reduce the swelling. Some surgeons prefer that you use ice packs also, but check with your surgeon first. Swelling around the eyelids can last a very long time compared to other parts of the body. A certain amount of the grafted fat will dissolve over time as well. Hang tight and give it time.