Upper eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty, can help address signs of aging, puffiness and even restricted field of vision. But before clients can experience the benefits of surgery, they have to get through the recovery period. So, what is the eyelid surgery recovery time like?
General Length of Recovery
When compared to other types of plastic surgery, the recovery time for eyelid surgery is minimal. Most patients will need to take off work for just a week, sometimes less, while the full recovery period is round two weeks.
However, individuals should keep in mind that the recovery period can vary between patients. So, if there is a big event coming up soon, it might be better to wait.
Don’t be fooled by the fast recovery time; give yourself at least a month before any big event if you are getting eyelid surgery.
Other Recovery Concerns
Eyelid surgery recovery time is just one part of the picture. There are other concerns patients might have. It is normal for patients to experience the following symptoms temporarily:
- Blurred vision
- Watery eyes
- Light sensitivity
However, these are usually only present directly after surgery. Patients may be asked to use special ointments and eye drops to help speed up recovery. Strenuous activities will need to be avoided, and any sports that could result in an eye injury will be off-limits until fully healed. Men and women with vision problems will need to stick to glasses until they are cleared for contact use.
While recovery won’t be a walk in the park, it is easier than most plastic surgery recovery periods and over quickly.
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