A popular question that arises from the many patients who receive upper blepharoplasty surgery is how long the upper eyelid surgery recovery time is. Upper Blepharoplasty involves the removal of skin on the upper eyelid of a patient. Many patients may choose to have this type of surgery when they have excess skin forming on the eyelid and their eyelids become ‘droopy’.
How the surgery is done is by making an incision on the crease of the eyelid. This is where the excess tissue is removed from and this is completed whilst you’re under local anaesthetic. Because of this, this make the upper eyelid surgery recovery time relatively short. After the surgery is completed, we’d normally expect to remove the stitches after about a week, making the recovery quite quick.
In the video above, you can see an example of a case study for a patient’s’ upper eyelid surgery recovery time, about 6 weeks after. As you’ll, pre-op the patient is suffering from quite heavy eyelids, but after the surgery there is a visible appearance and improvement of her eyelids. You should expect to see some bruising after the surgery but this will normally settle around 1-2 weeks after so it’s important that you can massage the scars after the surgery to aid recovery. As always, pros and cons of the surgery will be discussed during your consultation.