Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery) Post-Operative Instructions

Your eyes are said to be the windows to your soul, as they let others know how you are feeling, what you think, and whether you are happy or unhappy. Healthy individuals with sagging, drooping, or baggy eyelids may appear worn out and older than they feel. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is an effective solution to help patients attain a more rejuvenated look.

What is Eyelid Surgery?

Blepharoplasty, sometimes known as eyelid surgery, is used to treat drooping and extra skin around the eyes. The surgery can treat the upper and lower lids and reduce under-eye bags if necessary.

During upper eyelid surgery, an incision is created in the natural crease above the eye, through which excess skin and fat are removed and adjusted to achieve the desired look. During a lower eyelid procedure, an incision is created on the outer or inner edge of the lower eyelid, through which fat is repositioned or removed.

This procedure can be done on its own and in combination with other methods of rejuvenation, such as a facelift or brow lift. Although the process is primarily performed for aesthetic reasons, certain patients with more severe sagging may benefit from this procedure to improve their line of vision.

What to Expect During Recovery

Because eyelid surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, you will be able to return home afterward to heal. A trusted friend or family member will need to drive you home. During recovery, patients may experience some visible bruising and swelling, and the eyelids may feel tight. Cold compresses and keeping the head elevated can help to alleviate any soreness or discomfort.

Most patients will feel well enough to make short trips out of the house after about one week (do not drive unless you have clearance to do so) and return to work after 10-14 days. Patients will need to protect their eyes from the wind and sun when outdoors by wearing dark sunglasses with large frames. Also, avoid lifting, bending down, and straining for up to 4 weeks. It is important to remember to follow Dr. Berman’s specific aftercare instructions following surgery to ensure that you heal properly.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery, please contact Berman Plastic Surgery & Spa in Boca Raton, FL today.

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Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.

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