What to Expect After Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery, medically referred to as blepharoplasty, is one of our most popular facial rejuvenation procedures. Used to reverse many common signs of age, eyelid surgery can reduce or eliminate excess skin around the upper and lower eyelids, smooth the skin of the eyelids, excise bulging fat, and correct the appearance of dark circles. Upper eyelid surgery can even resolve functional issues, removing excess skin that may be obstructing vision. The recovery process for eyelid surgery can vary from patient to patient; however, our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Miller, has compiled the following guidelines for what can generally be expected after the procedure:
- Mild swelling and/or bruising in the treatment areas
- Two to three days of complete rest of the eyes (TV or computer screen viewing must be avoided during this time)
- Upper eyelid sutures removed after one week
- Lower eyelid sutures dissolve after one week
- Return to work in 7-10 days
It’s important to note that each patient is different, and the exact details of the recovery process will depend on the individual’s unique needs. In regards to the potential for scarring, the incisions from eyelid surgery are strategically placed to minimize their noticeability after the healing process is complete. To see if you are a good candidate for eyelid surgery, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Miller today.