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For how long are your eyes swollen after eyelid surgery?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not that long
Upper eyelid surgery is generally associated with very little swelling.
Sutures are removed at 4-5 days postoperatively and almost all swelling is gone by 10 days. Lower lid surgery is more involved and more likely to be associated with more significant bruising and swelling. Even here, most of the swelling should be gone by 2-3 weeks.

In brief: Not that long
Upper eyelid surgery is generally associated with very little swelling.
Sutures are removed at 4-5 days postoperatively and almost all swelling is gone by 10 days. Lower lid surgery is more involved and more likely to be associated with more significant bruising and swelling. Even here, most of the swelling should be gone by 2-3 weeks.
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Ranges
Most swelling is resolved by 4 weeks, but mild swelling can last for up to 6 months.

In brief: Ranges
Most swelling is resolved by 4 weeks, but mild swelling can last for up to 6 months.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Jason Hall
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 7-10 days
Swelling usually peaks three days after surgery, and then should steadily improve over the next 7-10 days.

In brief: 7-10 days
Swelling usually peaks three days after surgery, and then should steadily improve over the next 7-10 days.
Dr. Jason Hall
Dr. Jason Hall
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Dr. Charles Garramone
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Usually a few weeks
The swelling can last a few weeks or longer depending on the type of eyelid surgery.

In brief: Usually a few weeks
The swelling can last a few weeks or longer depending on the type of eyelid surgery.
Dr. Charles Garramone
Dr. Charles Garramone
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Eyelid swelling
Most swelling occurs within the first 4 days, with marked improvement by 10 days, resolution of bruising by 3-4 weeks, and dissipation of all swelling by 3 months.

In brief: Eyelid swelling
Most swelling occurs within the first 4 days, with marked improvement by 10 days, resolution of bruising by 3-4 weeks, and dissipation of all swelling by 3 months.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: 1 week or so
Swelling usually lasts about a week or so, bruising can last for up to two weeks.
Typically makeup can conceal the bruising as well. The amount of swelling and bruising is very variable, however, and there are many things you can do to decrease the swelling and improve your recovery time. A good icing regimen, avoidance of certain medications, and supplements (like arnica), can all help.

In brief: 1 week or so
Swelling usually lasts about a week or so, bruising can last for up to two weeks.
Typically makeup can conceal the bruising as well. The amount of swelling and bruising is very variable, however, and there are many things you can do to decrease the swelling and improve your recovery time. A good icing regimen, avoidance of certain medications, and supplements (like arnica), can all help.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 5 to 10 days
In general within 5 to 7 days most of the swelling is gone but some bruises may persist longer. Makeup can help to cover the bruise.
The post operative care and diet makes a big difference in the swelling and bruise recovery.

In brief: 5 to 10 days
In general within 5 to 7 days most of the swelling is gone but some bruises may persist longer. Makeup can help to cover the bruise.
The post operative care and diet makes a big difference in the swelling and bruise recovery.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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