How Long Does It Take To Recover From Blepharoplasty?
Patients may undergo blepharoplasty for a variety of reasons. Some struggle with their peripheral vision as the excess skin blocks their sight. Some patients are tired of appearing tired. Whether for aesthetic or functional purposes, blepharoplasty helps patients restore their eyes with minimal downtime.
What is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, corrects excess eyelid skin and under-eye bags for facial rejuvenation. Blepharoplasty has two types: upper and lower. The upper eyelid lift focuses on the excess skin and fat on the upper eyelid, while the lower eyelid lift removes bags under the eyes.
At Winter Park Plastic Surgery, we perform many procedures in-office with local anesthesia and IV sedation. Dr. Scott Greenberg may give general anesthesia if your surgery requires it. After placing inconspicuous incisions on the upper and/or lower eyelids, Dr. Greenberg makes the necessary adjustments to restore your eyes and closes the incisions. You may return home immediately after with Dr. Greenberg’s approval.
Blepharoplasty focuses on the eyelids for your facial rejuvenation. It does not adjust the eyebrows, facial muscles, or other aspects of the face. Both upper blepharoplasty and lower can treat excess sagging skin, under-eye bags, fat pads, and some muscles on the eyelids.
How Long is Recovery from Eyelid Surgery?
Eyelid lift recovery requires up to a week of downtime. On the first day, you should sleep with your head elevated and use ice packs and pain medication as directed. Most patients experience no trouble eating, and we recommend staying hydrated. You will not be able to wear glasses until Dr. Greenberg approves it.
Your bruising, swelling, and pain will lessen over the course of the rest of the first week. You should avoid doing anything strenuous. If your job requires extensive movement or exercise, you may need to wait longer before returning to work.
After the second week, you may return to most daily activities. Most patients may begin wearing glasses again around this time. Between weeks three and six, you may return to exercising.
Many people debate whether they require an eyelid lift or an eyebrow lift. Both restore the general eye area but focus on different methods. If your eyebrows are below your bone and press on your eyelids, you may need an eyebrow lift. If your eyelids are drooping or you struggle with fat pads, you may need an eyelid lift.
Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Scott Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery to learn whether blepharoplasty is best for you.
Dr Greenberg And Staff are Great!! He listens to your preferences and explains procedure in detail from start to finish. I am So pleased with my results.!! Very professional and reassuring. Couldn’t have made a better choice!
Want to learn more about what you can expect from blepharoplasty? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Greenberg at Winter Park Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Winter Park, FL (serving the Central Florida area). (407) 644-3137