How Long Do Results Last After Eyelid Surgery?
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your eyes thanks to sagging skin underneath or excess skin on your upper lids, eyelid surgery might be right for you. This procedure can help you look and feel years younger and freshen up your face. If you are interested in eyelid surgery, it’s important to know what to expect. Let’s take a look!
You should be able to notice a change in your eyelids immediately after the eyelid procedure. However, it takes around six weeks to see the final results, as swelling needs to go down. Different factors determine how long it takes to see the effects of eyelid surgery, such as how well you follow your doctor’s aftercare instructions.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can be done on the upper or lower eyelids. Lower eyelid surgery results can last for the rest of your lifetime. Meanwhile, if you choose to get eyelid surgery on your upper eyelids, the results generally last anywhere from five to seven years. You might wonder why there’s such a big difference here. The answer is that lower blepharoplasty involves removing excess subcutaneous fat. An upper blepharoplasty, on the other hand, involves lifting the tissues in the upper lids. Because this procedure cannot stop the aging process, your upper lids will experience normal signs of aging even after surgery.
If you have undergone upper eyelid surgery, you likely want to extend the results of your procedure. The best way to do that is to take extra care of your skin to ensure it stays looking its best. Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water and other fluids and using moisturizer on your skin is a good place to start.
Whenever you go outside, use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 or higher. This is one of the best ways to take care of your skin as it can reduce premature aging and prevent damage from the sun’s harsh ultraviolet rays. Avoid using tanning beds as well.
After eyelid surgery, you should be able to resume your normal daily activities after two weeks. At the same time, it’s advised to avoid strenuous activity for a least a month after your procedure to ensure a smooth, healthy recovery. Additionally, avoid any heavy lifting involving anything more than 10 pounds; this can aid in faster recovery.
Resting your eyes as much as possible after eyelid surgery can also aid in your recovery as well. Relax for periods throughout the day during your downtime.
Immediately after your surgery, someone you trust should stay with you for the first 24 to 72 hours.
If you are in or near the Boca Raton, Florida area and are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Berman, schedule a consultation today by calling our office at 561.235.3208 or using our online contact form.
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.