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How can I help swelling from eye lid surgery go down?

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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Options

Keep head of be elevated for the first week or so after surgery - sleeping in a recliner is ideal.
Icing for the first few days is also helpful. Herbal supplements (e.g. Arnica montana) may be of benefit. In case of more severe swelling your doctor may prescribe a short course of oral steroid medication (e.g. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak).

In brief: Options

Keep head of be elevated for the first week or so after surgery - sleeping in a recliner is ideal.
Icing for the first few days is also helpful. Herbal supplements (e.g. Arnica montana) may be of benefit. In case of more severe swelling your doctor may prescribe a short course of oral steroid medication (e.g. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak).
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: Head elevation

Keep your head elevated while sleeping, avoid foods that cause water retention, and apply ice water soaked eye pads to the eyes for a few days.

In brief: Head elevation

Keep your head elevated while sleeping, avoid foods that cause water retention, and apply ice water soaked eye pads to the eyes for a few days.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Adam Hamawy
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Ice, Elevation &Time

The best treatment for swelling around the eyes is cold packs, keep your head elevated as much as possible above heart level and allowing enough time for your body to recover. Usually it is only a few days and everything will be fine.

In brief: Ice, Elevation &Time

The best treatment for swelling around the eyes is cold packs, keep your head elevated as much as possible above heart level and allowing enough time for your body to recover. Usually it is only a few days and everything will be fine.
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Dr. Adam Hamawy
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Cold

Cold compresses and keeping your head elevated at night wil help the swelling go down faster.

In brief: Cold

Cold compresses and keeping your head elevated at night wil help the swelling go down faster.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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