Will the Tear Troughs Go Away? (photo)

I am 32 years old and had Transconjuctival Lower Blepharoplasty 2 weeks ago. I know that I am very early in the healing phase, but I have noticed shadowing under my eyes, some swelling, and pronounced tear troughs. Will this subside with the swelling? When I smile, the "removed bags" are baggy and there are a lot of lines. Will this go away?

Doctor Answers 4

Two Weeks

Two weeks and too early!  Continue to use morning and evening cool packs to speed your recovery along and keep your post-operative appointments.

San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 12 reviews

Be patient

It is way to early after surgery for you to worry about results. There is significant swelling in the first two weeks after surgery, and sometimes even longer than that. Furthermore, surgical scar will evolve and soften over a period of months.Please be patient with your body and let it heal.

However it should be noted when fat is removed from an eyelid, the overlying skin may deflate a bit and show more lines than before.

What three months before worrying about this.

A.J. Amadi, MD
Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 37 reviews

Tear troughs and blepharoplasty

At two weeks after a blepharoplasty, it is too early to see the final results from surgery. There will be swelling for several weeks if not more.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

Tear roughs after lower blepharoplasty

Based on the before and after pictures you've posted and the fact that you are only 2 weeks post-op, you have excellent results and you will like continue to improve with diminishing post-operative swelling the tear trough will further improve. be patient and follow your surgeons instructions.

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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