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how do i get rid of facial swelling after surgery?

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Post Op Experience: The only thing you can do is wait. Time heals. I am sure the hospital or surgeon sent you home with post operative instructions for what to expect and when to page for complications. You exact question is impossible to answer more succinctly without knowing what the surgery was or what you mean by swelling.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery 36 years experience
Facial Swelling Tips: Swelling after surgery is minimized by elevating the area, normal blood pressure, no nausea or vomiting, stop taking nsaid's, antioxidants, and some vitamins and supplements that can cause bruising 2 wks before and after, and low salt diet. And if advised massage and elastic wraps.

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