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What is the Recovery Time After Eyelid Surgery?

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68 Year Old Upper + Lower Blepharoplasty

When considering blepharoplasty surgery, many patients are concerned about the recovery period and when to return to work or regular activities. Whether you’re thinking about having upper or lower, or double eyelid surgery, knowing the best time to get a procedure and understanding the recovery process can help achieve optimal results quickly.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery Timeline:

A  Blepharoplasty surgery is a reasonably simple treatment, and recovery for the majority of patients is fast. The entire blepharoplasty recovery period is typically three months. However, you should be able to resume your daily routine within 2-3 weeks.

Artiste Plastic Surgery’s Dr Jack Zoumaras advises patients to schedule their eyelid surgery when they have plenty of time to recover.

Week One

At first, expect discomfort, swelling, and soreness in the wound area. You may also experience hazy or reduced vision as a common adverse effect of the swelling following the procedure.

Usually, your stitches are removed around this time since the swelling and soreness would have subsided by then. This is also the perfect time to get as much rest for your eyes and body to recover.

Week Two 

By the end of the second week, most patients have healed considerably. After eyelid surgery, the incisions, along with some edema, will still be noticeable. Most patients feel at ease returning to work after around ten days.

Week Three

Around week three, your doctor will most likely give you the “all clear” to begin physical activity and exercise. Make sure to attend all post-operative appointments to get clearance from your surgeon.

Week Four Onwards

Most patients are completely recovered from their eyelid surgery by the first month. The swelling and redness are typically gone at this time. 

The length of your healing period and what you’ll experience is unique, even though there is an approximate recovery period for eyelid surgery. Make sure to follow the post-operative instructions from your surgeon for a smooth recovery. 

If you’re interested in refreshing your appearance with a relatively easy surgery, reach out to Artiste Plastic Surgery. Our Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Jack Zoumaras offers eyelid surgery in Sydney, restoring a fresher-looking eye region to our patients. Book a consultation today.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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