What should you expect during eyelid surgery recovery?
Eyelid lift surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is relatively less invasive plastic surgery with a safe and easy recovery. But the patient will have to ensure that the eyes get proper rest in the initial few days after the procedure to achieve safe and predictable outcomes.
To minimize the recovery phase, the patient should follow the surgeon’s post-op guidelines in a committed manner.
At the time of the pre-operative consultation, the surgeon will inform the patient on the various facets of the recovery phase.
Patients should freely ask questions about the expected downtime and the precautions to be taken during the healing period. Working professionals should plan to take leave from their workplace beforehand in discussion with the surgeon.
Muse Plastic Surgery, led by double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones provides eyelid surgery to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and surrounding locations.
In general, blepharoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. But in rare cases, a patient may need to stay overnight at the hospital if they have a complicated eye condition. After the eyelid lift cosmetic surgery, the patient should expect to remain at home for around a week as well as protect the eyes from sun exposure, wind, and bright lights.
A majority of patients can resume their routine or return to their workplace in about a week. However, full recovery after blepharoplasty may take a few weeks.
At the end of the first week, the surgeon will remove the sutures. The redness will subside in the initial week while the inflammation in the incision areas will resolve from the second week onwards.
After the blepharoplasty, the patient will need to avoid or minimize activities that exert the eyes, such as watching TV, reading, or working on a mobile phone or computer. These kinds of activities can strain the eyes and increase the blood flow to the eyes in the initial recovery period slowing down the recovery.
The patient can enjoy a safe and quick recovery period with sufficient rest and precautions. Plastic surgeon to the stars Dr. Wright Jones offers full support and guidance to his patients during the recovery phase.
Redness and inflammation around the incision sites is a temporary side effect of blepharoplasty. The patient may experience dryness, soreness, and itching. At times, excessive tearing may also occur in some patients. The surgeon will prescribe mild pain meds and a topical cream to ensure that the patient remains comfortable during the early recovery period.
Some patients may experience blurry vision while others may develop light sensitivity. However, these side effects are temporary and usually subside without any specific treatment. Regardless, the patient should follow the surgeon’s post-operative guidelines in a dedicated manner for desirable results.
The patient should frequently apply ice packs or cold compresses over the incision areas to reduce inflammation and soreness for the initial 48 hours after the eyelid lift surgery. The surgeon may prescribe eye drops if the patient experiences dry eyes.
The patient should avoid direct sun exposure and wear an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen for several weeks when they step out. The complete outcomes of the blepharoplasty will become apparent over a few weeks or months as the inflammation slowly resolves.
Celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Wright Jones receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Stockbridge, Marietta, GA, and nearby areas for eyelid lift.
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