How to reduce upper eyelid swelling after blepharoplasty?

What is the quickest and safest way to help reduce swelling after eyelid surgery? I had the procedure done a week and a half ago, but I have an event to go to in a week and I’m still experiencing some pretty bad swelling. Help!


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Tags:woman age 55-64 upper eyelids 10 days post-op swelling

Allowing enough recovery time is best best way to reduce swelling.  Avoiding intense activities, bending down, and not sleeping flat on your back are also helpful.  Ice has NOT been showed to help much.  IN some cases where I don't think enough improvement has happened, I will use steroid injections for my patients.