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Is it normal to get fluid pockets under your eyes right after eyelid surgery?
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
After yeylid surgery, specially the lower lid surgery it is common to have pockets of fluid under the eyes.
Keeping your head elevated , specially when sleeping, can help a lot. Using warm compresses 2 or 3 times daily also helps. Typically after few days to weeks they all disappear.

In brief: Yes
After yeylid surgery, specially the lower lid surgery it is common to have pockets of fluid under the eyes.
Keeping your head elevated , specially when sleeping, can help a lot. Using warm compresses 2 or 3 times daily also helps. Typically after few days to weeks they all disappear.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Mike Bowman
Yes, this is a common occurrence after lower lid blephs. However, be sure to have your surgeon evaluate you if you haven't already, to make sure the fluid is not something else like a blood collection (possible but rare).
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes common
Yes this is quite common.
It hey are typically worst in the morning and may be minimized with gentle compression, elevation, ice compresses. The use of manual lymphatic drainage may help but should be discussed with your surgeon.

In brief: Yes common
Yes this is quite common.
It hey are typically worst in the morning and may be minimized with gentle compression, elevation, ice compresses. The use of manual lymphatic drainage may help but should be discussed with your surgeon.
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Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Should resolve.

In brief: Yes
Should resolve.
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Yes
It's common.

In brief: Yes
It's common.
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Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
It is very common.
Often md will suggest head elevation and moist, warm packs be applied for the first several days to weeks to assist in reduction of the fluid. Time typically corrects all such "pockets" as healing progresses.

In brief: Yes
It is very common.
Often md will suggest head elevation and moist, warm packs be applied for the first several days to weeks to assist in reduction of the fluid. Time typically corrects all such "pockets" as healing progresses.
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
Dr. Robert W. Alexander
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Dr. Timothy King
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Immediately after surgery it is not uncommon to have some swelling and perhaps some fluid collections under the eyes.
This usually resolves over a few days.

In brief: Yes
Immediately after surgery it is not uncommon to have some swelling and perhaps some fluid collections under the eyes.
This usually resolves over a few days.
Dr. Timothy King
Dr. Timothy King
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