POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS: SWELLING AND DISCOLORATION
As you were advised before surgery, a varying amount of swelling and discoloration follows every one of these operations, so try not to become anxious or depressed about it.
The CONTINUOUS application of cold compresses for the first 12-24 hours following surgery is helpful. We think it may be of benefit for up to three (3) days.
AN UNEXPECTED PROGRESSION
A Reference Book for Plastic Surgery, 1984