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What are ways to decrease swelling in face after eye surgery?

What are ways to decrease swelling in face after eye surgery?

Cold compresses: I would "clear" this with your surgeon as you did not clarify what type of surgery you had...Ocular or eyelid? ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

Depends: If facial swelling from an injury is due to a contusion, ice may help decrease the swelling. If the swelling is due to an infection, get evaluated by your physician immediately. ...Read more

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What can be done to reduce the swelling time after rhinoplasty?

What can be done to reduce the swelling time after rhinoplasty?

Head not neck elevat: To minimize immediate postoperative swelling for the first several nights it is essential to sleep with your head elevated above the level of your heart. It is important not to tuck your chin or flex your neck which can actually make the swelling in your face worse by kinking the neck veins causing an outflow obstruction. So avoid a pillow under your head and use more of a wedge for your back/head. ...Read more

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How do you reduce the swelling of the face after having wisdom teeth surgery?

How do you reduce the swelling of the face after having wisdom teeth surgery?

Ice and NSAID's.: Ice packs applied to the swollen area 10 minutes at a time with 10 minute breaks in between can help. So can non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, Motrin (ibuprofen) and naprosyn (naproxen sodium). Do not exceed the manufacturer's dosages written on the bottle. ...Read more

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How to reduce swelling after achellis surgery?

How to reduce swelling after achellis surgery?

Elevation: Slightly elevate your foot above heart level when in bed. Put a pillow under the leg. ...Read more

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How do I reduce swelling after liposuction of the stomach?

How do I reduce swelling after liposuction of the stomach?

Swelling is normal: You are suppose to have swelling after liposuction. During the first few days the area of liposuction appears bigger than before the surgery. Around the fifth day it reaches the original size. Around 70% of the swelling is gone by four weeks. It can take four months or longer for all the swellings to be gone. ...Read more

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How to reduce the fat in chest without surgery?

How to reduce the fat in chest without surgery?

No selective loss: You cannot preferentially lose fat from one specific area of the body (naturally). However, overall weight loss will contribute to loss over different body areas. Exercise can be used to firm, tone and sculpt. ...Read more

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How can you reduce/prevent swelling in the legs?

How can you reduce/prevent swelling in the legs?

See you physician: At any age, swelling is never good, but at a young age of 41, you need to pro-actively address this problem. Dr. Schleimer lists some very good suggestions, but other areas may also need to be addressed including possible weight loss (if necessary), starting a good consistent exercise program, possible use of support stockings. See you physician. ...Read more

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How can you reduce the redness of your skin left after acne?

How can you reduce the redness of your skin left after acne?

Redness: Redness due to resolving acne will disappear over time. The key is to medically treat any existing or future breakouts ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling and bruising in my eye within a week?

How can I reduce the swelling and bruising in my eye within a week?

Cold compresses: Cold compresses will help reduce swelling but you should see an eye doctor if you've had a trauma to the eye. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to reduce swelling after rhinoplasty or septoplasty?

What are the best ways to reduce swelling after rhinoplasty or septoplasty?

Head not neck elevat: To minimize immediate postoperative swelling for the first several nights it is essential to sleep with your head elevated above the level of your heart. It is important not to tuck your chin or flex your neck which can actually make the swelling in your face worse by kinking the neck veins causing an outflow obstruction. So avoid a pillow under your head and use more of a wedge for your back/head ...Read more

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Following the surgery, reducing the prostate will the prostate continue to grow or will it stop after the surgery, what to do?

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Following the surgery, reducing the prostate will the prostate continue to grow or will it stop after the surgery, what to do?

Yes,...: Yes, the residual tissue will continue its growth but with a widely variable pace. The amount of residual tissue can high vary depending on how much tissue is needed and/or can be removed as decided at / during the surgery by urologist. So, yes, residual tissue will continue to grow; for detail, ask your urologist. ...Read more

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How long does it take the soft palate to reduce in swelling due to snoring, after starting cpap? Thanks.

How long does it take the soft palate to reduce in swelling due to snoring, after starting cpap?   Thanks.

Depends: This depends on many variables. It may happen in a couple of weeks or maybe longer. Your body needs to adjust to your new snoring therapy. Please seek help with your particular physician for your particular prognosis. Take care... ...Read more

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Swelling in the face associated with shingles? What to do? How to get rid of swelling?

Swelling in the face associated with shingles? What to do? How to get rid of swelling?

It will get better: Shingles will heal on its own with/out treatment. Early treatment can result in faster healing/less swelling. 2-3 wks is the typical course of shingle attack without early treatment. Some may have persistent/prolonged postherpetic neuralgia (nerve pain), but swelling will pretty much always resolve completely. Sleep in recliner may lessen swelling a bit. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does dermabrasion cause swelling? Will my face swell after dermabrasion, and how long will the swelling last? .

Does dermabrasion cause swelling? Will my face swell after dermabrasion, and how long will the swelling last?

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Dermabrasion: Yes, you will have swelling after dermabrasion, as well as raw skin that will need to be covered and treated for 7-10 days post procedure. Make up can generally be worn after 10 days to cover up the redness that will be left after dermabrasion. This redness will last from several weeks to months post procedure. This should only be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do you reduce the swelling of the face after having wisdom teeth surgery?

Ice and NSAID's.: Ice packs applied to the swollen area 10 minutes at a time with 10 minute breaks in between can help. So can non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin, Motrin (ibuprofen) and naprosyn (naproxen sodium). Do not exceed the manufacturer's dosages written on the bottle. ...Read more

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Hi, I had my cheekbone fractured and had an zygoma surgery. I had the surgery on 31/03/2016 and the swelling on my face has not fully disappeared. The?

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I had my cheekbone fractured and had an zygoma surgery. I had the surgery on 31/03/2016 and the swelling on my face has not fully disappeared. The?

Check with your --: -surgeon 2 make sure there is no complications. It's really only been a month,and swelling is 2 B expected still, but 2 B sure check with him/her. ...Read more