How Long is Recovery After Blepharoplasty?

Signs of aging around the eyes tend to appear gradually, but they may reach a point where you feel ready to take action. Blepharoplasty or an eyelid lift corrects sagging, wrinkles, and eye bags to restore your bright, youthful eyes. This procedure allows you to undo many of the effects of time and environmental damage to restore this delicate area. 

What is Blepharoplasty or an Eyelid Lift?

Your upper and lower eyelids have thin skin, and it becomes even thinner with age, allowing underlying fat pads to create an appearance of puffiness. The skin also becomes looser, leading to drooping eyelids and wrinkles. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids, or both to help you achieve the brighter, more alert eyes you want. 

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How is Blepharoplasty Performed?

Blepharoplasty is usually performed with local anesthesia for your comfort and convenience. Your surgeon makes incisions hidden in the creases of the eyelids, where they will be nearly invisible when healed. Excess skin is lifted and tightened, while fat pads are adjusted or removed to eliminate puffiness. The details of your procedure depend on your concerns and whether they affect the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. 

How Long is Recovery After Blepharoplasty?

Since each eyelid lift is unique, recovery times vary. Most people experience mild swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several days, although it may last longer if your procedure is more in-depth. You can usually return to work in one to two weeks, depending on how much physical activity your job requires. 

Dr. Sonneveld will monitor your healing progress during follow-ups and tell you when you can resume your usual exercise routine and other strenuous activities Some residual swelling can remain for up to a few months, so your results will continue to improve. 

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Can I Have Other Procedures With an Eyelid Lift?

Many people choose to have an eyelid lift combined with another procedure to address a wider range of concerns. A brow lift can correct drooping brows that make your eyes look hooded, completing the rejuvenation of your eye area. Blepharoplasty can also be performed with a facelift so your eyes match your more youthful features. Discuss all your concerns during your consultation so we can develop a plan to address them. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty is suitable for almost any healthy adults who want to improve signs of aging around the eyes. Since genetics play a strong role in how quickly your eye area ages, there is no ideal age for this procedure. Good candidates should have reasonable expectations and no major health issues. People with certain medical conditions may not be good candidates. 

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If you have further questions about blepharoplasty, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at Faces Fort Worth. Call us at (817) 927-1818 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to taking care of you.

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