Eyelid surgery, medically known as blepharoplasty, is surgery to improve the look of your eyelids. If you suffer from drooping eyelids, bags under your eyes, or excess skin or wrinkles, eyelid surgery may be just the cure you’re looking for. At the Fante Eye & Face Centre, you can have blepharoplasty in Denver performed by a highly trained plastic surgeon at a reasonable price. If you are considering eyelid surgery, you may be wondering how long it will take you to recover, what you will experience during your recovery and how long you’ll need to be out of work.
What to Expect with Eyelid Surgery Recovery
When you first wake up from surgery, you may be a bit concerned as the amount of swelling and bruising looks a bit alarming at first; however, in time, the swelling and bruising will both disappear. The time it takes to recover from eyelid surgery, like any plastic surgery, depends on the patient. However, most patients can return to work in just two weeks. Your incisions will most likely still be visible and you might still have some bruising, but most patients feel ready to return to work and their normal routine at the two-week mark.
There are some steps you can take to speed up your healing process, however. First and foremost, you want to follow Dr. Fante’s post-op instructions very carefully. You can treat your incisions with ointment, put cold compresses over your eyes, get plenty of rest and elevate your head throughout your recovery will help you heal faster. Also, for the first couple of weeks, try to avoid activities that will dry out your eyes, such as watching TV, reading, or using the computer.
While you may think you’re making good progress healing from your blepharoplasty, you may wake up in the mornings and think you’ve taken two steps back. Don’t panic because looking the worst in the morning is totally normal because you have spent the past eight hours lying on your back. However, you will improve as the day goes on and gravity does its job.
The pain associated with blepharoplasty is minimal. Dr. Fante will prescribe what medications he feels will work best for you, but you must avoid painkillers that contain ibuprofen or naproxen as these painkillers may thin your blood and cause more bleeding.
The best thing you can do for your recovery is to follow our instructions to the letter. Once you’ve fully healed from your blepharoplasty in Denver, your incisions will no longer be visible, any puffiness on your eyelids will be gone and you’ll look younger. In some cases, vision may be improved following eyelid surgery.
If you’d like to learn more about blepharoplasty in Denver, please contact the experienced cosmetic surgery team at the Fante Eye & Face Centre today for your free consultation.