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How long does it take for swelling to go away after upper eyelid lift?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Approx 3-4 days

The worst swelling will occur 3-4 days after surgery with more improvement over the subsequent 3 weeks.
By 3 months 90-95% of swelling will have resolved.

In brief: Approx 3-4 days

The worst swelling will occur 3-4 days after surgery with more improvement over the subsequent 3 weeks.
By 3 months 90-95% of swelling will have resolved.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Frederick Coville
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not too long

Upper eyelids should recover relatively quickly.
Unless you have had a small complication such as bleeding, and you did not take medications like Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) before surgery, you should bounce back within a week. Try using arnica prior to surgery to minimize bruising. Be well.

In brief: Not too long

Upper eyelids should recover relatively quickly.
Unless you have had a small complication such as bleeding, and you did not take medications like Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) before surgery, you should bounce back within a week. Try using arnica prior to surgery to minimize bruising. Be well.
Dr. Frederick Coville
Dr. Frederick Coville
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Looks good in a week

Upper lids usually look pretty good in a week but all surgical incisions take a full year to fully heal.
Most people take 5-7 days off work after surgery.

In brief: Looks good in a week

Upper lids usually look pretty good in a week but all surgical incisions take a full year to fully heal.
Most people take 5-7 days off work after surgery.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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