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When Can I Play Golf After Blepharoplasty?

I am an active golfer with a fairly fast swing and a low handicap. How soon would I be able to go back to playing as I normally do following Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)?

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Golfing after blepharoplasty

I would wait two to three weeks after surgery. Also I would wear sunglasses to avoid the sun exposed to the incision lines of the bleph. Good luck!

Denver Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

1800 Emerson St
Denver, CO 80218

Okay to golf two weeks after blepharoplasty surgery

It would be acceptable to resume playing golf at two weeks post surgery. The physical exercise of swinging the club and walking can be adequately performed after two weeks.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 70 reviews

1101 Madison St
Seattle, WA 98104

Wait 2 weeks after Blepharoplasty for strenuous activity

I suggest waiting about 2 weeks. This will depend somewhat on the type of blepharoplasty that you had and if you had other procedures. Your plastic surgeon can give you a more specific time frame. When you do go back, go slowly and build up your activity. Don't get carried away the first time you're back on the golf course. Also, remember to wear sunblock and sunglasses. Enjoy!

Parham Ganchi, PhD, MD
Wayne Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 72 reviews

246 Hamburg Turnpike
Wayne, NJ 07470

Recovery after blepharoplasty

You should wait for two weeks before resuming physical activities such as golf. I recommend you wear sunscreen and sun glasses when you start playing again. When you go back to golf, follow your instincts and slow down or stop if you feel discomfort or throbbing.

Maurice M. Khosh, MD
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

580 Park Ave
New York, NY 10065

Playing Golf and Blepharoplasty or Eyelid Lift

Two of my favorite activities, golf and eyelid lifts. Eyelid lifts vary so much that I can't tell you when you'll be able to get back to the links. However, I'll take the extremes. If you just get skin and a little fat taken out of the upper lids then You'll be back, with a little bruising and minor swelling, within 5-6 days. However, if you're getting upper and lower lids with skin and fat removal, lower lid fat redraping, an internal browpexy and canthopexies or canthoplasties then you'll be out for two weeks at least.

Although the eyes swell quickly the swelling dissipates quickly with ice and elevation. The bruising, which is usually minor, will take the customary 2-3 weeks to resolve. Some advocate the use of Arnica Montana to lessen bruising. The jury is still out on this as the supplements taken internally are diluted to the point of not containing any plant extract (due to toxicity).

Christopher L. Hess, MD
Fairfax Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

3930 Pender Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

At least two weeks


Thank you for your question.

I would recommend waiting at least two weeks to get back into golf. You want to play it safe and not put yourself at risk. A little more time may be necessary if you had upper and lower blepharoplasty. It really depends in if you are healing appropriately after surgery.

Best regards,

Dr. Speron

Sam Speron, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon

950 N Northwest Highway
Park Ridge, IL 60068

Two Weeks after most facial surgery

Unless you are having some type of skin rejuvenation with Laser most facial surgeries require about two weeks of recovery without vigorous exercise. Walking can usually be started in about a week but exerting yourself can lead to throbbing and discomfort. The integrity of the suture lines also need to be considered.

Richard Gentile, MD
Youngstown Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

6505 Market St
Boardman, OH 44512

Play golf 7 to 10 days after Blepharoplasty

This is for my patients in uncomplicated cases. Practice your putting in the mean time. I would also recomment the use of sunglasses when you go back because you might be somewhat sensitive to bright light that often accompanies eyelid surgery.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 16 reviews

365 East Paces Ferry Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

Wait 2-3 weeks befrore vigorous physical activity after blepharoplasty

The concern about vigorous exercise after blepharoplasty is that increasing your heart rate and blood pressure could cause bleeding. The blood vessels around the eyelids are very fragile and if bleeding occurs it can be dangerous.

I limit activity for 2 weeks after blepharoplasty, but vigorous exertion such as weight training or in your case "power" golf, I would wait 3 weeks

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS
Boston Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 65 reviews

195 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02116

Physical activity after eyelid surgery

Typically you want to wait at least 2wks before starting any activity that can be strenuous or put you in a postion where you have to put your head down. This can result in increased swelling and pain. Waiting for 2wks allows enough healing time so you can avoid these downsides. As always make sure you check with your surgeon to see how your specific healing is going before starting any activity. One of my patients went back in a week but that is not common.

Bahram Ghaderi, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

2900 Foxfield Rd
St. Charles, IL 60174

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