Blepharoplasty recovery pictures
Although the recovery time varies, two weeks will typically suffice for my patients who undergo blepharoplasty.
However, there are always exceptions, so make sure you speak to your plastic surgeon to see what their norm is. (Babak Azizzadeh, MD, Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon)
Eyelid recovery time in pictures
Generally recovery time is related to the age of the patient and how much surgery needs to be done. Two weeks should be enough for virtually any eyelid procedure, both upper and lower lids. However, we need to define “recovery.”
Actually it takes many months before all of the swelling is gone. You chould be able to return to work in two weeks and look better for having it done though. Sutures are removed in 4-5 days.
Most of the bruising is gone or diminished to the point that make-up can cover the bruising in 10 days or less. It is very important that you do exactly what your PS says, such as staying off any medications, vitamin E, fish oil, flak seed oil, etc.
For at least two weeks to minimize bruising. Ice soaks should be used for at least a day in minimize the amount of swelling and bruising you can get.
Most of my patients return to work in one week, so two weeks should be no problem. Most patients love the results. You can view in pictures below how goes blepharoplasty recovery. (E. Ronald Finger, MD, Savannah Plastic Surgeon)
Blepharoplasty recovery time
Post-operative healing depends mainly on two things: the extent of the surgery and the patient’s own response. Everyone is different, but most blepharoplasty patients are back to their normal lives in less than two weeks. I recommend that you discuss this concern with your doctor, as it may influence the techniques or surgical method that he or she decides to use. Staying away from things that cause bruising 2-3 weeks prior to surgery and 1 week after surgery such as: aspirin, ibuprofen, naprosyn and other NSAID’s, keeping your head elevated and not bending and lifting afterwards will speed recovery. In general, upper lids heal faster than lower lids. Most of our patients go back to work in 2 weeks. (Larry S. Nichter, MD, MS, FACS, Orange County Plastic Surgeon)
2 weeks off work should be enough for recovery
What typically happens is the eyelids become very swollen and bruised over the first 72 hours or so. This can be reduced somewhat with continuous head elevation and intermittent ice. After the first 3 days, things get steadily better.
Any bruising should be pretty much all gone by 2 weeks, and 60-75% of the swelling should be gone. Because of this, most patients are back to work by 2 weeks. You can see blepharoplasty recovery pictures. (Robert Stroup, Jr., MD, FACS, Cleveland Plastic Surgeon)
There are steps you can take to shorten your recovery.
Certainly your concern about a quick recovery is valid. Eyelid surgery is a great way to rejuvenate your eye and facial appearance. Recovery typically is less than two weeks but there are no guarantees. My blepharoplasty patients typically have sutures in for one week. We do a variety of things to help prevent bruising and swelling and minimize recovery.
This includes avoidance of aspirin, ibuprofen or any blood thinning products two weeks before surgery. It also includes icing for the first 48 hours and head elevation. Some patients find supplements such as Arnica, Montana and Bromelain helpful, although studies for the most part have really not shown this to be truly helpful.
Restriction in activities is a definite must the first two weeks and this also includes keeping the head elevated, not bending over and avoiding strenuous activity. Another thing that we find helpful to getting patients on a quick recovery is makeup which we incorporate as part of our postoperative process at Day 10.
Spending an hour with our makeup specialist allows a patient to understand ways to camouflage some of the signs of surgery. It is always my goal to have patients presentable and out in public by two weeks after surgery. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees. Even with this the vast majority of my patients are back out in public and at work feeling comfortable by two weeks after surgery. Blepharoplasty recovery pictures can help you. (Mark Hamilton, MD, Indianapolis Facial Plastic Surgeon)