My eyes are still puffy and swollen 25 days after upper Blepharoplasty procedure. I'm also having problems opening my eyes, and the scars hurt and feel tight. Is this temporary? What can be done about it?
Can't Open Eyes 25 Days After Blepharoplasty
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Doctor Answers 32
Call your surgeon
While it is common to have swelling after surgery, by 25 days you should be seeing improvement and you should be able to open your eyes. It is hard to tell from the picture, but your upper lids look more red than I would expect as well. You may have an underlying infection or other issue which needs to be addressed. You should contact your surgeon soon for an evaluation.
I hope this is helpful.
David Shafer, MD
Shafer Plastic Surgery
New York City
Swelling after eyelid surgery
It is not normal to have this level of swelling more than 3 weeks after surgery. I would discuss your issues with your surgeon.
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Post operative care
The eyes always swell significantly after surgery. That being said, by 25 days post op I would expect more improvement. This can be affected by other medical problems, medications, diet (you want a low salt diet to reduce swelling) and possibly infection. The one thing you really want to rule out is infection so please contact your surgeon.
Try and sit with your head above 30 degrees most of the day and even at night if possible.
Best of luck.
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I would advise paying your surgeon a follow-up visit to make sure that you don’t have an infection.
Problems opening your eyes after blephroplasty
The redness and tightness of your upper eyelid surgery scars should improve with time.
Wishing you well.