The blepharoplasty, also called an eyelift or eyelid surgery, is a type of cosmetic surgery usually performed to improve your appearance. The surgery removes extra skin from your upper eyelids and reduces the bagginess from your lower eyelids.
It is important to realize that an eye lift does not eliminate the dark circles that form under your eyes, wrinkles of any kind, or crow’s feet. Blepharoplasty is often performed with other procedures such as filler injections, forehead lifts, and laser resurfacing.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from an Eye Lift Surgery?
The majority of patients have a relatively short recovery time after having an eye lift. While swelling and bruising is generally worse the day following the surgery, it can quickly start to disappear. You should use cool compresses during the first 48 hours to help reduce the amount of swelling and bruising around your eyes. Returning to light activities such as walking also helps to speed up the healing process.
Dr. Tavoussi will have placed very thin bandages over the incision sites, which will be removed in about a week. The sutures will remain in your skin for roughly a week. Sometimes, Dr. Tavoussi will use self-absorbing sutures that do not require removal, as they simply absorb into the skin.
You will likely be able to return to all your normal activities in seven to ten days and within two weeks following the eye lift procedure most of the swelling and bruising will be gone.