Eyelid Surgery Recovery
Eyelid surgery is a great procedure as it gives patients a youthful appearance without looking overly done. The most common eyelid surgery is an upper blepharoplasty. This is where the excess skin of the upper eyelid is removed to refresh the eyes.
The recovery process for the procedure is typically very straightforward. I typically use a technique for the upper eyelids that does not require any sutures. This helps make the postoperative period very easy for patients. Patients often have very little pain after the procedure.
I typically have patients take a week off work for their eyelid surgery. Patients do have to take it easy the first week so that they do not worsen their bruising or cause a problem after their surgery. At one week typically most of the bruising from an upper blepharoplasty has resolved, if not patients can use cover-up makeup.
Please consult your board certified plastic surgeon for your eyelid surgery.