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What can I expect during the first week after eyelid surgery?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
During the first week after eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) expect some swelling and slight bruising. Your surgeon may have you take antibiotics for 5 days, pain medications, and a dose of steroids (in a tapered dose) to reduce swelling. Ice compression is very useful for the first 48 hours.

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