I had upper eyelid surgery a week ago. The swelling has faded a lot but it seems really bad after sleeping or whenever I lay down. Is this normal?
It is certainly normal to have some swelling remaining after a week from an upper lid blepharoplasty and it is not uncommon to have it become worse if you have been lying flat due to the increased venous pressure that occurs in that position. Keeping your head elevated while you sleep can make you look better in the morning but usually that small amount of additional swelling does go away in the first hour or so after waking. Eventually the additional swelling will not occur and this usually is within the first month or two of the surgery.