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Eyelid Swelling

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  • Posted By: paint1
  • March 27, 2008
  • 00:43 AM

About 3 months ago, I had a blepharoplasty to remove excess skin from my upper eyelids. This was not a cosmetic blepharoplasty. I was told that swelling from the surgery would subside within a couple of months. I am still swelling, however, my surgeon said it's probably not from the surgery. She said that this is some underlying condition that is now more noticeable because I don't have the excess skin. The swelling is to the point that the skin below the eyes is "stretching" By this I mean that when the upper lids are "puffy", the lower skin stretches visibly up and around the eye area. My eyes feel very tight, tired, and very uncomfortable. I've tried everything from lowering my salt intake to allergy meds, to drinking alot of water, and icing my eyes. Nothing seems to help. The main thing is the discomfort but my vanity is also being affected because now I'm getting some deep wrinkles from the whole ordeal:( Any advice or insights would be deeply appreciated.

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