How much recovery time is needed after a blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty Recovery Time?
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Most people take a week or two away from work depending on the kind of work they do, and whether or not they want to reveal their surgery to others. Bruising can be camoflauged, but minor swelling can distort the eye shape during the recovery period. Some patients feel that glasses can help to hide minor swelling.
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Since everyone heals differently, recovery time from a blepharoplasty varies from patient to patient. Generally, recovery time is about a week – However, bruising may last longer. Talk with your facial plastic surgeon to discuss your individual situation.
Eyelid surgery recovery
Unless your lower eyelid problem involves only too much fat, lower lid surgery that involves skin or lid tightening tends to have a longer recovery period. You will feel well shortly after surgery, but, swelling and discoloration will last significantly longer than the upper eyelid surgery. Makeup can be applied within a week of surgery, but, if the surgery is extensive, you will have changes that can take several weeks to subside.
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Blepharoplasty recovery is quite varied. It is greatly dependant on which lid is done, or, if both eyelids are done. The upper lids are usually a breeze. Sutures are out in 3-5 days and you can put make-up on to camouflage the usually mild bruising. The lower lids take longer to return to normal, and the recovery can be prolonged. In spite of this, most people are back to most normal activities in less than 2 weeks. The need for drops and adjustment of computer screens to a larger size may persist for many weeks. I had upper and lower blepharoplasty. I was back at work in less than a week with camouflage. I had the computer adjusted and had some problem reading for 2 weeks. I was using various drops and massaging the area for several months. I had some dysesthesia (abnormal sensation) of one cheek for about a year. None of this, however, slowed me down. I saw patients and went about my normal activities except as noted from about 4-5 days after surgery.
Recovery Time Varies
Patients recover at their own pace, so it's difficult to offer a specific answer to your question. Recovery also happens in stages: You'll be able to return to work before resuming vigorous physical activity, for example. I usually recommend taking at least a week off from work after eyelid surgery. The nature of your job is a factor, though: If your occupation involves strenuous activity, you may need to extend your time off by an additional week. That said, I encourage patients to take short walks even in the first few days after surgery, because it helps boost circulation and assist in the healing process. But no matter what, strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2 weeks.
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Blepharoplasty Recovery Time?
Thank you for your question.Recovery time differs from patient to patient, different people heal at different rates. Generally, about 70% of the swelling and bruising is gone after one week. About 90% of the swelling and bruising is gone after two weeks. After two weeks, it is often difficult to tell that the patient has had eyelid surgery.
To help recovery and minimise bruising/ swelling: cold packs can be used, sleep on raised pillows, use eye ointment such as witchazel. This needs to be applied just before you go to bed and a mild antibiotic such as chloramphenicol can be used to lubricate your eyes are night.
Recovery time for blepharoplasty
Sutures are typically removed five days after eyelid surgery. Absorbable sutures will dissolve on their own and do not need to be removed.
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