Blepharoplasty recovery time can vary, it is different for every woman. You may feel some tightness around the eye area due to the skin that has been removed and the swelling that will occur. We advise that you take approximately 10 days off work.
Bruising and swelling around the eye area will initially last for around 1-2 weeks. Using cold compresses and keeping your head elevated during this time can help to reduce the swelling.
Complete settling can take up to 6 months in some cases. Once the swelling and bruising have subsided, you will notice that the incision lines are blended with the natural crease of the eyelids.
A little discomfort
You may experience a small amount of discomfort following the procedure. As the swelling and bruising subside over the first week or so the discomfort will ease. You will be prescribed with analgesia to make your recovery more comfortable.
A change in sensation
The possibility of a change in sensation around the eyes is something you’ll discuss with your surgeon before the procedure. In a small number of cases, the change may persist, but it usually goes in the first few weeks after the surgery.
Make-up and sun protection
While you have some swelling and bruising around your eyes we advise wearing dark glasses. Avoiding UV rays is very important when the skin is healing, and wearing glasses also helps to stop you touching the area too often. You should not wear any eye make-up, strong serums or oils until fully healed.