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A 30-year-old member asked:

is it normal to get fluid pockets under your eyes right after eyelid surgery?

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Timothy King
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Yes: Immediately after surgery it is not uncommon to have some swelling and perhaps some fluid collections under the eyes. This usually resolves over a few days.
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Plastic Surgery 47 years experience
Yes: It is very common. Often md will suggest head elevation and moist, warm packs be applied for the first several days to weeks to assist in reduction of the fluid. Time typically corrects all such "pockets" as healing progresses.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Plastic Surgery 38 years experience
Yes: After yeylid surgery, specially the lower lid surgery it is common to have pockets of fluid under the eyes. Keeping your head elevated , specially when sleeping, can help a lot. Using warm compresses 2 or 3 times daily also helps. Typically after few days to weeks they all disappear.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman commented
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Yes, this is a common occurrence after lower lid blephs. However, be sure to have your surgeon evaluate you if you haven't already, to make sure the fluid is not something else like a blood collection (possible but rare).
Nov 22, 2011
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes common: Yes this is quite common. It hey are typically worst in the morning and may be minimized with gentle compression, elevation, ice compresses. The use of manual lymphatic drainage may help but should be discussed with your surgeon.

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