Blepharoplasty, also more commonly known as eyelid surgery, is touted as not only a quick and effective cosmetic surgery, but also for its relatively easy recovery period. However, just like any surgical procedure, it’s important to understand your restrictions and the general blepharoplasty recovery time in order to properly prepare.
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Southlake Plastic Surgery are expertly trained in not only surgery, but patient care. When you come to SPS for your blepharoplasty, you are welcomed with meticulous care and compassion. We will be there with you from start to finish. That’s why we’ve written some content to help you feel prepared for your blepharoplasty recovery time.
What does blepharoplasty treat?
Eyelid surgery treats a number of things, including:
- Excess skin on lower eyelids
- Wrinkles on lower eyelids
- Bags under the eyes
- Eyelid droopiness
- Puffiness under the eyes
- Creases and folds under the eye
Blepharoplasty recovery time | Step-by-step
Your medical team at our practice will be with you every step of the way. That starts at your initial consultation and continues through your recovery process with follow-up appointments.
So, you can use this guide to prepare, but know that you’ll have your team at SPS to support you through the entire process. With that being said, let’s dive into the step-by-step guide of the blepharoplasty recovery time.
After your procedure, you’ll likely feel groggy and a bit sore. It is common to experience swelling, which you can combat with a cold compress on the area. Bruising may also begin to appear.
Arrange for a support system to drive you home after your surgery, as you won’t be able to drive yourself.
Swelling and bruising will persist. Your eyes may feel itchy or watery and you may have blurred vision. Keep the area clean and avoid itching or scratching your eyes.
Make sure to stay hydrated and get plenty of rest. Your body is healing and needs your help to do so!
Most patients feel ready to return to work and most normal activities by the end of week two. By this time, some swelling and bruising may go down, and you’re able to disguise the remaining bruising with makeup.
You can resume a light skincare routine at this point. Working out is also now permitted. Continue to be gentle with your eye area and keep it clean.
Week 3 and beyond
You should begin to feel back to normal around week 3, with swelling going down significantly. Bruising may persist for a week or so more, but you can continue to use makeup to disguise it. As you heal, you’ll be able to see the results more clearly.
You’ll be considered fully healed at 6 months, but most patients enjoy the full benefits of their blepharoplasty after 3 weeks!
Schedule a consultation for a blepharoplasty
Are you ready to enjoy a completely revitalized appearance with a blepharoplasty? It’s time to schedule a consultation with us. At Southlake Plastic Surgery, we customize each treatment plan to fit your unique needs, so let’s talk. We can’t wait to get started!
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