I have large bags under my eyes after two weeks lower face lift and upper eyelid surgery, should I be worried?

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Large Bags After Surgery

Thank you for your question.  Swelling can last a few weeks in some patients, gravity pulls everything down, so the swelling from your upper eyelids moving down.  Please do return to your surgeon for regular follow ups to ensure everything is healing as should.  All The Best 

Post operative swelling

Swelling can last weeks to months post operatively. I prefer my patients see me in clinic for any procedure related issues ASAP. So contact your surgeon.

One option is to try a low salt diet (less than 1000mg/day for 2 wks). It will help speed up the process.

Best of luck,

DrC

Benjamin Caughlin, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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I have large bags under my eyes after two weeks lower face lift and upper eyelid surgery, should I be worried?

It takes weeks for all the swelling to subside following facial surgery.  Since water runs downhill, your swelling is moving from your upper eyelids down.  This will heal in time.  Follow up with your surgeon so he can monitor your progress.

Robert E. Zaworski, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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