Recovering From Blepharoplasty
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What is blepharoplasty?
As we age, the skin around our eyes becomes soft and begins to droop. For some, this can cause an obstruction of vision. Cosmetic surgery can fix this, with a procedure called blepharoplasty. Once the skin around the eyes has been tightened, it's important to know what to expect as you heal.
- Redness and swelling will occur for at least a few weeks.
- If you wear contact lenses, be prepared to switch to glasses for at least the first two weeks after surgery.
- You may experience some blurred vision, but this will clear up, as will sensitivity to light. (No television for three days, at least!)
- You can minimize swelling and pain with cool compresses.
Most patients are fully recovered from blepharoplasty after eight weeks, although pain and redness in the area will begin to fade in the first month.