An Overview of Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) Recovery

Blepharoplasty, better known as eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and muscle (as well as fatty tissue is necessary) from either or both the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery improves drooping skin and bagginess and is a great option for older people whose vision is obstructed by their eyelids. Eyelid surgery is not for those who are looking to remove crow’s feet, get rid of dark pigmented circles below eyes, lift sagging eyebrows, or stop the aging process. In this post, we will provide a brief overview of what to expect with your eyelid surgery recovery and results.

Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) recovery

While you’re recovering from your eyelid surgery, cold compresses and ointment may be applied. You may also have your eyes loosely covered with gauze. As you heal, you may notice swelling, irritation, dry eyes, bruising, and discomfort. These side effects can be controlled with the use of medication, lubricating ointment, and cold compresses. You should also make sure to protect your eyes from the sun until you are healed fully. As always, make sure you follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions in order to have the shortest and easiest recovery.

Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) results

At first, there will likely be noticeable swelling and bruising with patients being “presentable” to the public in about two weeks. It will, however, likely take a few months until you’re fully healed. While the results of eyelid surgery are long lasting, you will still experience natural aging. While most patients see great results from the procedure, sometimes it’s necessary to have an additional procedure to reach your desired results.

If you would like more information about eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), or any of our other surgical procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us today!