How long after blepharoplasty will I look normal?
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. Even after 2 weeks, you may still have some bruising around your eyes.
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 tightness last after eyelid surgery?
The majority of patients report tightness after eyelid surgery to last for about two weeks, though numbness or a change in eyelid sensation may last longer. Dr. Contoura will evaluate your healing and recovery process during your follow-up appointments to ensure everything is progressing appropriately.
Will I look younger after blepharoplasty?
An eyelid lift can produce significant results by tightening the skin around the eyes, removing wrinkles or puffiness, and providing a younger appearance.
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.
How long does lower blepharoplasty take to heal?
Recovery from lower eyelid blepharoplasty usually takes 10-14 days. It is more of a social recovery, i.e., most of my patients feel fine but might avoid certain social situations because they “look rough.” Knowing what to expect after blepharoplasty is important so you don’t feel overwhelmed.
When should I use scar cream after eyelid surgery?
We advise you to use a scar cream on the scars. You can start using the scar cream when all scabs are gone (after 2 weeks). Alhydran scar cream is for sale at our clinic. Contact lenses should not be worn until 2 weeks after the procedure.
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.
How do you massage scar tissue after blepharoplasty?
Once the wound has healed completely, you may start applying the Skinuva™ Scar cream on the area. Massage it gently using your ring finger to avoid putting too much pressure on the delicate eye area.
How can I speed up my recovery after blepharoplasty?
Here are a few recovery tips:
- Have an ice pack and small gauze pads ready and waiting for you at home to help reduce any swelling and discomfort.
- Get pain medication ahead of time, which can be over-the-counter or prescribed by your doctor.
- Eye drops are essential and your doctor will advise you on the best type.
How long after blepharoplasty can I exercise?
You should do no vigorous exercise and should avoid any significant physical exertion lifting or straining for a minimum of 3 weeks after your surgery, as this activity could disrupt your wound healing.