When will I notice a definite difference with eye bag removal?
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Attempting to pull the skin up tight enough to remove all wrinkles, is beginners folly. Restaurants are full of patients with the whites of their eyes showing under their pupils (scleral show) because of over aggressive skin resection.
Your final result may not be evident at two weeks. This is early in the healing curve.
The skin needs to adjust to the new volume.
Not sure if any skin was trimmed at your surgery.
2 weeks post op and unhappy with eyelids
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After lower eyelid surgery, skin may look different while you heal.
There’s no specific time it takes to completely heal after eyelid surgery. But you’re correct that you have not finished healing after two weeks. On average, bruising and swelling from eyelid surgery tends to resolve by six weeks, but everyone is different. Some people look good right away, and others have a little swelling that takes months to resolve.
Removing fat from your lower eyelids doesn’t change the texture of your skin. If your skin was firm before the surgery, it will be firm afterwards. If it had little elasticity beforehand, it will still have little elasticity afterwards. That being said, during the healing process, swelling and inflammation may make your skin may look different. So give it some time to settle down. If your skin still doesn’t look okay after you’ve healed, your doctor can talk to you about the options you have for addressing the things you don’t like. Fortunately, most people who have extra skin before surgery recognize this, and the excess skin is removed at the time of surgery. If this wasn’t a concern of yours before surgery, you will probably be happy with the skin once you heal.
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