What To Expect During Blepharoplasty Recovery
- Posted on: Oct 15 2023
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that resolves dropping or sagging eyelids. It’s fairly common for the eyelids to sag as you age, which can be a source of insecurity for some people. That’s why blepharoplasty has become a relatively popular procedure for making the eyes and face appear more youthful.
If you are considering or planning to have blepharoplasty, learn more about the recovery process to ensure a smooth and comfortable transition.
Blepharoplasty: A Brief Overview
Eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure during which Dr. Lipton will make an incision on the crease in the upper lid or the lower lash line (depending on the targeted area). He will then remove any excess fat or skin that may be causing the eyelid to sag.
What To Expect After the Procedure
Following the procedure, you may experience swelling or puffiness around the eyelids, numbness, blurry vision, watery eyes, and some slight pain or discomfort. All these symptoms are normal and expected following an eyelid surgery.
That being said, you should plan to have someone drive you home that day, as you cannot operate a vehicle.
You may be prescribed an ointment to apply to the surgery site as well as medication to prevent infection and discomfort. It may also be advised to utilize cold compresses on the eyelids to relieve swelling.
There will be some bruising that should subside within two to three weeks, while swelling may last a bit longer. You can resume working out within the next one to two weeks and return to work after five to 10 days following the procedure.
Tips for Recovery
Caring for the surgery site and prioritizing rest is essential to a speedy and comfortable recovery. These tips can help you protect and care for your eyes and lessen discomfort:
- Take plenty of time away from work and other strenuous activities. Rushing to return to work or the gym could cause further pain or lengthen your recovery time.
- Follow your doctor’s recommendations and aftercare instructions thoroughly. They will be able to provide the best advice for a comfortable recovery process.
- Wear sunglasses and SPF for a few weeks after the surgery. The sun can irritate your eyes until the surgical site is fully healed.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information about blepharoplasty recovery or to schedule a consultation, contact Stuart Lipton, MD, who proudly serves the Lewisville, TX, area. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lipton can ensure you achieve beautiful results and attentive aftercare. Contact their office today at (972) 420-0023 or visit their website.
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