How long does it take to look normal after upper eyelid surgery?
Your eyelid may be swollen and bruised for 1 to 3 weeks after surgery. The appearance of your eye may continue to get better for 1 to 3 months. Most people feel ready to go out in public and back to work in about 10 to 14 days. This may depend on your job and how you feel about people knowing about your surgery.
How long will my eyes be swollen after blepharoplasty?
Normal swelling after eyelid surgery usually takes 6-8 weeks to completely resolve. You’ll see more final results 12 weeks after surgery.
How long does it take for blepharoplasty to heal?
Most people return to normal activities after seven to 10 days following blepharoplasty. By two weeks after eyelid surgery, the majority of the bruising and swelling will resolve.
What is the success rate for blepharoplasty?
Final results are evaluated at one year. However, at two weeks you know you are well on the way to recovery. After three months, most patients have about 90% of their final result.
Why do my eyes look smaller after blepharoplasty?
The eyes appear asymmetrical
Having mismatched or asymmetrical eyelids after blepharoplasty is a common mistake that can occur with Eye Lid surgery. It can occur due to the tissues having been over-excited – or simply due to natural changes in the way each eye responded to surgery or to healing processes.
What do you look like right after eyelid surgery?
Your eyelids will probably look puffy after surgery. The incisions will probably look red, too. The swelling and bruising involved with blepharoplasty recovery tend to resemble a black eye. That is all normal.
Does upper eyelid surgery make you look younger?
An eyelid lift can produce significant results by tightening the skin around the eyes, removing wrinkles or puffiness, and providing a younger appearance.
How long after blepharoplasty can I swim?
You can resume jogging after ten days, swimming after three weeks. Reading and computer work may feel difficult, but such activity is not harmful to your surgery. You may shower but keep incisions/steristrips dry.
What can you not do after blepharoplasty?
It’s important for you to avoid sneezing, coughing, and vomiting (throwing up), as much as you can. These can raise your blood pressure and cause bleeding at your surgical sites. Avoid bending at the waist or lifting items heavier than 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) for 4 to 6 weeks after your surgery.
Does upper blepharoplasty change shape?
Bleparoplasty is not designed to change the shape of the eye. Ideally your eye shape should look the same before and after the surgery. In some instances where the lower eyelid is drooping, the lower eyelid can be restored to a more normal position. During your consultation Dr.
Does eyelid surgery leave scars?
In short, yes, eyelid surgery does leave scars, but these scars are virtually impossible to see.