Recovery house time Mexico - eyelid surgery and brow lift.

How long approximately would you need to stay in recovery house or even Mexico at all after a brow lift and upper/lower eyelids?

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Recovery house time for eyelid surgery and brow lift

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In our practice, we ask that the out-of-town and out-of-state patients stay for at least  7 to 10 days after the surgical procedure to ensure that the healing process is adequate before driving or flying home.

Recovery stay in Mexico after surgery and browlift.

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For an upper and lower eyelid surgery with a browlift surgery you will typically be required stay in town until the suture or staples are removed. Although there are qualified and talented surgeons in Mexico, you have to be prepared to travel to your surgeon for postoperative follow up visits or if any unforseen complications arise.    

Julie Edween, DO
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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The price for surgery may be attractive in Mexico.

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These surgeons pay nothing for medical malpractice insurance.  If you have a problem with surgery, you will have essentially no recourse.  I see one or two new consultations a month from folks who decided to have eyelid surgery in Tijuana to save money.  If you need to have reconstructive surgery because of this choice, there is no money savings.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Recovery after eyelid surgery

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If every things goes absolutely perfectly with no setbacks, delayed healing or complication, then 10 days; otherwise, indefinitely. You will need to follow up with your surgeon regularly for the first 6 months. What is you plan if there is a problem, delayed healing or you are unhappy? It is not a good idea to have surgery too far from home as there are frequently postoperative issues that need to be dealt with by the surgeon who performed the procedure.

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon

Post op lid surgery

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You probably want to stick around for about a week to 10 days.  That way they can take out any sutures and staples and make sure you are healing ok before you leave town. 

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