Patients should expect bruising and swelling after their surgery, especially around the eyes. While the visible swelling may fade over the course of five to seven days, residual swelling can last for six to 12 months. Moderate discomfort may be experienced, although Dr. Moynihan will prescribe the appropriate pain medications to keep patients resting comfortably. At the first follow-up appointment, in about five days, the splint and sutures will be removed.
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Dr. Moynihan will go over the specific post-operative instructions at the consultation appointment. If there are any questions, be sure to ask these in advance of the scheduled surgery. It is essential that you follow your individual recovery plan to maximize appropriate healing.
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