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Why are my eyes slightly yellow after blepharoplasty?

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Dr. Burke Chegar
Facial Plastic Surgery
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In brief: Bruising

As the bruising breaks down around the eyelid, the pigment of the bruise can change from a dark purple to a green to a slightly yellow appearance.
This bruising can even track into the "white" of the eye. If it looks swollen, then it may be a fluid collection called chemosis. If so, this can last for several weeks or more. Talk to your doctor if does not go away after the first couple weeks.

In brief: Bruising

As the bruising breaks down around the eyelid, the pigment of the bruise can change from a dark purple to a green to a slightly yellow appearance.
This bruising can even track into the "white" of the eye. If it looks swollen, then it may be a fluid collection called chemosis. If so, this can last for several weeks or more. Talk to your doctor if does not go away after the first couple weeks.
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Could be swelling

It is not uncommon after eye and eyelid surgery to get swelling under the "skin" of the eye, the conjunctiva.
This is called chemosis and appears yellow due to the blood products in it. This will resolve with time, just like the adjacent bruises.

In brief: Could be swelling

It is not uncommon after eye and eyelid surgery to get swelling under the "skin" of the eye, the conjunctiva.
This is called chemosis and appears yellow due to the blood products in it. This will resolve with time, just like the adjacent bruises.
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Temporary

After eyelid surgery like any surgeries, you can have some amount of blood sippage in surounding tissues.
On the sclera ( white part of the eyeball) this blood can look red at first then gradually turn to green and yellow before completely dissipating. The same thing happens under the skin so the color that you see is temporary and should gradually fade out.

In brief: Temporary

After eyelid surgery like any surgeries, you can have some amount of blood sippage in surounding tissues.
On the sclera ( white part of the eyeball) this blood can look red at first then gradually turn to green and yellow before completely dissipating. The same thing happens under the skin so the color that you see is temporary and should gradually fade out.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Blood over the sclera (subconjunctival hemorrhage) stays very red due to direct oxygenation until it is absorbed. It is totally different than what happens under the skin where the blue to yellow coloration happens due to lack of oxygenation.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Probably not

The goal of blepharoplasty is to remove redundant skin and allow the eyes to open more readily and of course for the skin to look better. This has the effect, among these options, of exposing the whites of the eyes more openly.
You probably had eyes this yellow before but they were obscured by the redundant skin which is now out of the way and you can see the yellow more readily.

In brief: Probably not

The goal of blepharoplasty is to remove redundant skin and allow the eyes to open more readily and of course for the skin to look better. This has the effect, among these options, of exposing the whites of the eyes more openly.
You probably had eyes this yellow before but they were obscured by the redundant skin which is now out of the way and you can see the yellow more readily.
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