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For how long are your eyes swollen after eyelid surgery?

For how long are your eyes swollen after eyelid surgery?

Not that long: Upper eyelid surgery is generally associated with very little swelling. Sutures are removed at 4-5 days postoperatively and almost all swelling is gone by 10 days. Lower lid surgery is more involved and more likely to be associated with more significant bruising and swelling. Even here, most of the swelling should be gone by 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Eyelid Surgery (Definition)

Eyelid surgery is a procedure used to treat excess skin and/or fat on the upper and lower lids, via surgical excision. Aside from a cosmetic indication, there may also be medical indications for the procedure, including improvement of obscured vision, lid tightening, and treatment for ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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I have down turned eyes which i really dislike. Can i get a eyelid surgery to fix this?

I have down turned eyes which i really dislike. Can i get a eyelid surgery to fix this?

It depends: It is possible to adjust the soft tissues around the eyes to elevate down turned eyes. The extent of correction will vary from patient to patient. The bony orbit is not normally changed, except in the cases of severe congenital deformity. Be certain to see an experienced surgeon in your area for this type of treatment. ...Read more

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How can you treat a pair of eyes that is small on the left but big on the right without any eyelid surgery?

Need more info: I assume you are talking about asymmetry in the apertures (openings between the upper and lower lids.) this is usually due to a drooping eyelid on one side and a compensatory elevation of the lid on the other side. I am not aware of any treatment other than surgery. ...Read more

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Does Asian eyelid surgery make the eyes actually bigger, or do they simply appear bigger because there's a fold?

Not really: This operation does not increase the size of the palpebral aperature but it may give the optical illusion of a more open or alert. Eye. ...Read more

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What are some possible complications from Asian eyelid surgery? I'm thinking about getting Asian eyelid surgery to open up my eyes. But i'm worried about what could go wrong. Could i end up looking unnatural? What problems do people have after this surger

What are some possible complications from Asian eyelid surgery? I'm thinking about getting Asian eyelid surgery to open up my eyes. But i'm worried about what could go wrong. Could i end up looking unnatural? What problems do people have after this surger

Asian blepharoplasty: Complications of Asian blepharoplasty include bleeding, infection, asymmetry, suture extrusion, scarring, prolonged swelling and loss of crease. Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in Asian blepharoplasty procedures. ...Read more

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Hello. I want to know if there is a cosmetic or eyelid surgery that can change large feminine eyes into smaller masculine eyes? Thank you.

Hello. I want to know if there is a cosmetic or eyelid surgery that can change large feminine eyes into smaller masculine eyes? Thank you.

Eyelid surgery: Cosemetic blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) can be used to dramatically alter the shape and position of the eyelids. For your specific concerns you need to see a board certified ophthalmologist, an oculoplastic surgeon, or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more