Eyelid Surgery Recovery
After coming out of sedation in our recovery room, you will be released to be driven home by one of your friends or family members. As you recover in your home, you should focus on getting plenty of rest and relaxation for the first week or so.
Immediately after your surgery, you can expect puffy, reddened eyelids, as well as some swelling and bruising that may resemble a “black eye”. We like to remind our patients that recovery from this surgery will take some time, so please be patient as your eyelids heal. Most patients can get back to their regularly scheduled activities in about 10 – 14 days after a Blepharoplasty.
You will want to shield your eyes from sunlight and other elements during your initial healing time by wearing dark sunglasses to cover your eyes and a hat for additional coverage from the sun; sunscreen will also be of important use during your initial recovery. When you follow these instructions, you will have a much better opportunity to achieve your optimal results.
Once you’re fully healed, you’ll have younger and brighter eyes!