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How long does it take for swelling to go down after an upper eyelid lift?
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Looks good in a week
But it takes a full year for surgical incisions anywhere on the body to heal completely.

In brief: Looks good in a week
But it takes a full year for surgical incisions anywhere on the body to heal completely.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not very long
Usually swelling is gone by 5-7 days. Eyelids heal very rapidly.

In brief: Not very long
Usually swelling is gone by 5-7 days. Eyelids heal very rapidly.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: 1 - 2 + weeks
Generally most of the swelling subsides in 1 - 2 weeks but in some patients it may last longer.

In brief: 1 - 2 + weeks
Generally most of the swelling subsides in 1 - 2 weeks but in some patients it may last longer.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Quick
The majority of the swelling will go away within the first 48 hours if you keep your head elevated at all times and keep cool gel on the eyes.
There may be some small amount of swelling that persists for a few weeks. Usually this swelling is only noticeable to you and your doctor.

In brief: Quick
The majority of the swelling will go away within the first 48 hours if you keep your head elevated at all times and keep cool gel on the eyes.
There may be some small amount of swelling that persists for a few weeks. Usually this swelling is only noticeable to you and your doctor.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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