How longis recovery from an Eyelid Lift?

Excess skin and fat on the upper eyelids can make the eyelids heavy and puffy, resulting in an aged appearance. But an eyelid lift can refresh the eyes and create a more youthful appearance. But what is the procedure like and how long is recovery from an eyelid lift

About eyelid surgery
Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is done to rejuvenate the eyes by removing extra skin and fat from the eyelids. The procedure is often performed on both the upper and lower eyelids.

Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure that may be done under general or local anesthesia. The incision for the upper eyelid is usually made within the natural fold of the eye, and the surgeon will remove the extra skin and tighten the underlying muscles. For the lower eyelid, an incision is made just beneath the lower lashes, and the loose skin and fat is then removed. The incisions for eyelid surgery are typically well-hidden, so there are no scars.

How long is recovery from an eyelid lift?
After eyelid surgery there is generally some swelling, bruising, and redness around the eyes. These symptoms can last up to 2 weeks. Most patients are able to resume reading within 2-3 days, and return to work after about 7 days. However, all strenuous activity should be avoided for at least 3 weeks.

Recovery times vary, so everyone’s experience may not fit within this timeline, thereforepatients should follow the post-operative instructions of their plastic surgeon.

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