Q: Dr. Eppley, I had a forehead implant placed three weeks ago, but it seems a little too big. At this point, roughly how much swelling is left from the procedure? I’m just a little concerned as it has been quite a while after the surgery.Thank you for taking the time to read this and it is much appreciated.
A: I am afraid you have my at an informational disadvantage. I did not do your forehead implant surgery, I have no knowledge of what you looked like before your surgery, nor any idea as to the size and dimensions of your forehead implant. This is really a question for your surgeon who implanted it. You had the confidence for him/her to do the surgery, you should have the confidence in what they are telling you now about your postoperative concerns.
But as a general rule, 50% of the swelling is gone by 10 days after surgery, 75% by three weeks after surgery and 95% by six weeks after surgery. This it is still a bit too early to know what the final outcome will be. There is certainly still some swelling that remains so your recovery is still not yet complete.
Dr. Barry Eppley