How Long Is Upper Eyelid Surgery Recovery Time?

A popular question that arises from many patients who receive upper blepharoplasty surgery is how long their eyelid surgery recovery time will be. 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 Is Eyelid Surgery Done?

The surgery is done 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 anesthetic. Because of this, this makes 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 eyelid recovery time quite quick.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery Case Study

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 can see, pre-op the patient is suffering from quite heavy eyelids, but after the surgery there is a visible appearance and improvement of her eyelids. 

Side Effects Of Eyelid Surgery Recovery

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, including tailored details on eyelid surgery recovery time.

For More Information On Blepharoplasty Recovery Time

If you’d like more information on blepharoplasty surgery, and the eyelids recovery time, then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our blepharoplasty case study page.

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