How much time should I take off?
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Time off after an upper lid blepharoplasty
Time off following Upper Lid blepharoplasty
Ask to see before and after photographs and consider obtaining second and third opinions before you make any decisions.
Trust your face to a board-certified facial plastic surgeon or a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in blepharoplasty.
Time off after upper eyelid surgery
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With time (some people obviously much earlier than others), loss of volume (fatty tissue) in this region and the sinking of the areas directly above the upper lid and below the outer third of the eyebrow, leads to an unwanted downward turning of the outer eyebrows and in extreme case to a billowing of the redundant skin onto the upper lids. In this case, treatment with a volumizing filler below and above the eyebrow can secondarily help to lift the sagging skin. Perlane L or Juvederm UltraPlus XC, instilled in an oval fashion within the fleshy skin immediately above and below the brows can serve to both restore the youthful outward projection of this area and support the upward flare of the outer third of the eyebrow and secondarily lift the fleshiness off the underlying upper eyelid.
This approach, may or may not be combined with instilling a tiny droplet of Botox or Dysport directly under the outer one third of the eyebrows, which can relax the downward pull of the muscles in the region with the result that the eyebrows are freed to once again flare upward and outward.
The entire treatment may take about five minutes per brow. The results are usually quite gratifying and most people can return to work or social activities immediately following treatment. just a thought, especially for a young healthy person wishing little downtime.
Time off from work after a blepharoplasty
How much time off for eyelid surgery
Downtime after upper blepharoplasty is around one week in our practice.
Hope this helps you.
Time Off Work for Upper Blepharoplasty
After blepharoplasty for hooded upper eyelids, patients can be back to work in less than a week.
Time Off After Blepharoplasty
If you are hiding your surgery and are worried about other people noticing bruising or swelling, you may want to take more than 2 weeks off from your work.
Barring unusual circumstances, I typically recommend 1-2 weeks off from work. Most of the bruising is resolved by the end of the first week, but there is frequently noticeable swelling through the 2nd week. After the 2nd week, most people are ready to return to work. After 2 weeks, most colleagues will not notice the eyelid swelling, but the patient will. The patient is likely to notice swelling for several months before it completely resolves. Best of luck to you!
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