- Your swelling should be improving day by day, but will still be very noticeable with purple, green, or yellowish bruising. Due to gravity, even if you had only eyelid surgery you may still see bruises in your cheek, jaw, or neck. You will start looking like yourself at day 14. The discoloration from bruises is typically resolved by day 14.
- You might have pain upon touching the suture sites, or staples in the head.
- You will start to look like yourself, and day by day the bruising/discoloration will improve.
- Expect numbness along the lash lines or in your hairline. This is normal and usually disappears within several weeks.
- Some people become mildly depressed after surgery. Many people regret having surgery at all during the first week due to the bruising and swelling. You are not alone! Again, surgery is a process and it takes time for the swelling and bruising to improve. One must be patient during this time and remember that the swelling and discoloration are only temporary. It is best to adopt a positive attitude and look forward to resuming normal living as soon as possible. Persistent use of analgesics or sleeping pills may delay rapid convalescence.
– 1st week – 25% healing
– 1st month – 50% healing
– 3 months – 95% healing
– 6-12 months – fully healed
- INFECTION: The major risk between weeks 1-2 is that of infection. If you experience pain, a foul smell, whitish or purulent discharge from the incisions, or a pocket of red, swollen, and tender fluid, notify Dr. Ramesh immediately. This will need to be drained and you will need oral antibiotics. If treated appropriately and quickly, this should not affect your final result.
The Center for Eye and Facial Plastic Surgery
35 Clyde Road, #104
Somerset, NJ 08873
Monday – Friday: 8:30a – 4:30p
22 Old Short Hills Rd Suite 202
Livingston, NJ 07039
Monday: 9:00a – 5:00p
Tuesday: 12:00p – 7:00p
Wednesday – Friday: 9:00a – 5:00p
P: (609) 608-0142
F: (855) 644-0469