Learn the best way to treat under-eye swelling after eyelid surgery with ice.

Under the eye swelling following cosmetic eyelid surgery “can be caused by the under-eye fat staying swollen over time,” says Allen Gabriel, MD, board certified plastic surgeon with PeaceHealth Medical Group Plastic Surgery in Vancouver, WA.

“This can take several weeks to improve.  Icing and sleeping elevated are the best treatments for it.”

Instructions for Icing for Under Eye Swelling after Blepharoplasty

“Icing will help in the evening for about 15-30 minutes to minimize the swelling that has developed during the day,” says Dr. Gabriel.  “Frozen bag of peas, corn, berries, etc., is probably the best and most economical way.  Place the bag over a towel without allowing the bag directly touching the skin.”