Too much fat and skin folds on the level of the upper or lower eyelid can make a person look old beyond the actual age, not to mention tired or upset. Blepharoplasty surgery is often performed to rejuventate the upper face and eyes as well as to correct imperfections in the area. The procedure is commonly performed in patients over 30 years old, sometimes even younger. Before undergoing the procedure, many patients want to know what they can expect during the recovery period.
Considering the fact that the procedure addresses the soft tissue around the eyes, a long recovery period is undesirable. So, how long does it take to recover after blepharoplasty?
Eyelid surgery is a popular plastic surgery intervention performed to lift and refresh the area around the eyes. The procedure can be performed on the upper, lower, or both eyelids and has a recovery period of two to four weeks in a vast majority of cases. The recovery period can be shorter or longer, depending on the technique used, the patient's age, pre-existing medical conditions, and the patient's commitment to follow the plastic surgeon's post-op indications.