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Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS


I am 31 days post-op from upper and lower blepharoplasty. There was no fat removed, just skin. I believe he did something with my muscle, but i'm not quite sure what. I have a dissolvable stitch on my right eye that hasn't gone away yet, and still quite a large bag under my left eye. Also, my left eye is still larger than the right. Is it normal to still have this?

A: Swelling is normal after Blepharoplasty

The swelling that you have experienced following your blepharoplasty is normal.  I advise my patients that after surgery they will most likely experience some noticeable swelling that will subside within two to six weeks.  Patients should know some minor swelling can remain for as long as six months, and their lid contours may continue to change.  Final results may not be seen until the six month mark. There are several exercises that you can do to assist with healing as well. You may also want to massage the lower lids.  I suggest discussing your concerns with your surgeon.

Please call our office at 321.727.3223 to schedule an appointment.  We would love to meet with you and help decide the best treatment options available for you.

Dr. Clevens

Ross A. Clevens, MD

Melbourne Florida Facial Plastic Surgeon

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