Slow Healing from Lower Blepharoplasty? (photo)

I had a lower bleph two months ago. I still have swelling, just lower than the original bags. I also have dark circles, again, not under my eyelids but closer to the tops of my cheeks. Heat compresses help some but I am not happy. My surgeon was surprised too at 4 weeks and asked if I had allergies. I am now taking allergy meds but see no difference. My eyes also feel somewhat tight. Will this improve?

Doctor Answers 3

Slow Healer

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We Cosmetic Surgeons could suggest many different ideas to help you: But TIME, massage, cool compresses, allergy control, future fillers and possibly lower eyelid tightening surgery may be beneficial.

San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Slow Healing from Lower Blepharoplasty?

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Thanks for the posted photo. Yes gentle massage is slowly helpful. In my opinion a lateral canthopexy is needed with a filler in the tear trough. 

Slow Healing

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This may be tender fat obstruction which should subside within 6 months. Gentle massage to the area should help the swelling.

Elliot M. Heller, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 96 reviews

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