Swelling and Bruising

Some swelling and bruising should be expected, which generally takes about three days to reach its peak, after which it will slowly discolour with time and subside over about ten days.

You will be supplied with ice packs to keep continuously on the face for 48 hours, which can be re-frozen and re-used. Where surgery has been carried out around the orbit(s), icy wet gauze pads are used continuously for 48 hours.