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Why Are My Eyes Slightly Yellow After Blepharoplasty
Bruising: As the bruising breaks down around the eyelid, the pigment of the bruise can change from a dark purple to a green to a slightly yellow appearance. This bruising can even track into the "white" of the eye. If it looks swollen, then it may be a fluid collection called chemosis. If so, this can last for several weeks or more. Talk to your doctor if does not go away after the first couple weeks. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Expected: It is common (and expected) to have swelling after any surgery. The swelling typically is as its maximum by 1-3 days post-operatively but some bruising may remain for up to 2-3 weeks post-operatively. It's also not uncommon to have some mild swelling for up to a month or two after more extensive surgery. In case of severe, sudden, or painful swelling, immediately contact your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: Yes, some swelling is to be expected after any type of surgical procedure. However, “excessive”, asymmetric, painful, and/or expanding swelling may be a problem; if concerned, best to be evaluated by your surgeon who is in the best position to rule out complications. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will getting a blepharoplasty make me look like I have two black eyes? Will i look as if I have been punched in the face and given two black eyes after a blepharoplasty?
Does blepharoplasty result in a lot of bruising? Will my eyes be totally black and blue after my blepharoplasty? How long until i look normal?
Varies: The brushing after a blepharoplasty will vary, but count on having swelling for two weeks, and bruising for a week at least. Most of the patients feel confident going out with sunglasses after 1 week, there are natural supplements to help you with swelling and brushing . Ask your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Eyelid surgery is typically very consistent and predictable. That being said - make sure that you communicate what you think "misshapen" means to your surgeon for clarification. Doctors and patients don't always communicate on the same wavelength so make sure you ask specific questions during your consultation. Remember also that brow position matters and can be one source of asymmetry. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lid Asymmetry: The number one cause of lid asymmetry before or after blepharoplasty is uneven position of the eyebrows. It turns out that most people have brow asymmetry due (usually) to a tendency for the muscles over one eyebrow to pull more than the other. This in turn makes the less active side look droopier in the lid. My advice is not to try to correct lid asymmetry as it is a normal part of the human face. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is blepharoplasty permanent? Will the results of my blepharoplasty last as i age, or will my eyes continue to sag and possibly need to be redone?
I am under 30 and have the worst baggy puffy dark circles under my eyes. Would a lower blepharoplasty help?
Puffy Eyelid Bags: Lower eyelid blepharoplasty is still the treatment of choice for lower eyelid bags (fat). Unless the dark circles are a result of shadowing from the puffy lower lids, they will not go away with blepharoplasty. It is not unusual to consider lower bleph in your young adult life as the problem is typically hereditary and shows up earlier in life. Good news is that it is very rare to need it again. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Will blepharoplasty change the shape of my eyes? Will my eyes retain the same basic shape, or could the shape change with blepharoplasty?
Change in shape: Simple upper/lower blepharoplasty will not commonly change the shape of the eyes. However more complex procedures such as upper lid blepharoptosis correction, the eye may appear more open. In individuals with lower lid laxity plus skin excess, the lower lid may need a cantthopexy/canthoplasty which may create more of a slant between the inner and outer corners (canthi) and may appear more narrow ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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