Swelling is normal with any surgical procedure. You will reach your maximum swelling 48 hours after the surgery. The swelling will gradually subside. You can expect swelling to go down by 50% at four days and by 95% at seven days after surgery.

Ice Packs: Do not apply ice to the surgical area unless specifically instructed to use it. Following certain procedures, ice may be helpful in the first 2-3 hours only, but only if specifically recommended.

If you are still concerned about the swelling you are experiencing, contact your doctor.