Have you noticed that your eyelids are sagging a bit as you get older? Your eyes may tire more easily, or you may notice that you can see the pink tissue along your lower eyelid. Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that rejuvenates the upper or lower eyelids. The surgery is relatively straightforward, and recovery is critical to the outcome of the procedure. Here is some information about what to expect from your blepharoplasty recovery time.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from Blepharoplasty?
The few days after your eyelid surgery is spent resting at home. Over the following week, your incisions start to heal, and you will be able to gradually increase your activity level. You can return to work 7 to 10 days after surgery.
Aftercare for Blepharoplasty
After your surgery, you are ready to go home and start the process of healing from your eyelid surgery. Your eyes may be covered by a bandage. You may have prescription ointment or drops that should be used as prescribed to keep your eyes moist. The incisions will need some attention as well. Look for any signs of infection, such as redness and tenderness. You may need to gently clean the incisions with a cotton pad or swab using only lukewarm water. Do not rub your eyes or manipulate the incisions.
For the first seven days, you should refrain from activities that require extensive use of your eyes. You should lay down with your head elevated to reduce the swelling. Bending, lifting and other strenuous activities place pressure on the eyes, so these should be avoided.
We recommend that someone stay with you for a few days to a week after surgery. If you need to go outside, use high-quality sunglasses that block UV rays.
Possible Side Effects of Blepharoplasty
Your eyes may be swollen and red after your blepharoplasty. Some patients experience excessive tearing, dry eye, light sensitivity and blurry vision. The eyes will feel tight due to the tissue that is removed. Check the incision for swelling, tenderness.
Learn More About Blepharoplasty. Contact Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach.
Sagging eyelids not only make you look older, but the condition can also affect your vision and cause eye fatigue. If you are interested in blepharoplasty to rejuvenate your upper or lower eyelids, contact Plastic Surgery of Palm Beach to schedule a consultation.