Blepharoplasty Recovery Timeline

No matter who you are or what you look like, you are going to experience aging uniquely. The first signs of getting older might show up as sagging skin, wrinkles, or blemishes that start to alter your appearance. These unfortunate signs can first show up on the skin around the eyes since it is the thinnest and contains many small muscles. If you are looking for a good option to help you lift severe sags or smooth out your deepening wrinkles, blepharoplasty might be a good option for you. Below, we also cover the blepharoplasty recovery timeline.

Blepharoplasty Recovery Timeline

In this article, our expert eyelid surgeon in Columbus will detail the blepharoplasty experience so you know what to expect. Learn about everything from your initial consultation to a standard blepharoplasty recovery timeline.

What Does Blepharoplasty Treat?

Blepharoplasty is a type of cosmetic eyelid surgery that can address problems in the upper and lower eyelids. It is usually pursued by people who are unhappy with the way their skin is sagging around their eyes. In extreme cases, upper eyelid skin can sag so low that it droops below the scope of vision, obstructing clear eyesight.

In addition to sagging skin, blepharoplasty is also designed to treat:

  • Wrinkles that form due to aging
  • Stretchy or excess skin around the eyes
  • Pockets of fat or skin in the upper and lower lids
  • Bags or dark circles under the eyes

These problems can lead to a huge loss of self-confidence. Wrinkles and sagging skin might make you feel self-conscious about the way you look, which can affect both your physical health and your overall performance in life.

How Blepharoplasty Works

The first step in achieving a beautiful cosmetic restoration is to schedule a consultation with our surgeon. During your one-on-one appointment, you can talk about your overall aesthetic goals. You might also be asked about the origin of your problems and how long you have struggled with them.

Depending on the location of your cosmetic issues, you are a candidate for one of these blepharoplasty surgery types:

Lower Eyelid Lift

A lower eyelid lift treats wrinkles and sags that are collecting underneath your eyes. Sagging lower lids can give you a tired appearance, aging you more than you would like. You can spruce up your appearance and gain more youthful energy through our innovative lower lid techniques. By placing small incisions in the corners of your eyes, we can adjust and remove parts of your lower lid – and the muscles underneath – with hardly any leftover scars.

Upper Eyelid Lift

Upper blepharoplasty improves the shape, smoothness, and symmetry of your eyelids. A lot of our patients seek this procedure out when they have one eyelid that droops lower than the other. Get rid of wrinkles across the board with our procedure that removes excess skin while strengthening your eyelid muscles. This gives them longevity and gives you more victories in the race against aging.

Combined Blepharoplasty

If you are struggling to choose between an upper or lower eyelid surgery, there is an option for you! Through a combined blepharoplasty procedure, you can treat both your upper and lower eyelid problems in one fell swoop, giving you beautiful results that look even on both sides.

Not to mention, a combined procedure means only one recovery timeline, only one surgery, and only one hospital bill.

Recovering from Blepharoplasty

Following your procedure, you can expect to have some bruising and swelling. Pain is normal, but that does not mean you have to suffer. The doctor will give you medications to manage symptoms of severe pain, should there be any.

By this point, you will have received instructions from your surgeon about how to go through the recovery process. There are specific things you need to do to take care of your eyes as they heal. This includes gently rubbing an antibiotic ointment on them each day, while avoiding too much contact or direct sunlight.

Follow Up With Your Surgeon

Within a week or two of your surgery date, you should check in with your surgeon for a progress update. This check-up is to make sure that the recovery process is going smoothly and that there are no areas of concern. If your pain has not gone away or you are going through other complications, please let us know right away. This might also be a good time for you to return to work, though you should still be taking it easy.

The right recovery timeline is essential for incredible and long-lasting results. You should continue to take care of your eyes and eyelids after the recovery process, which takes between four and six months to fully heal.

Beautiful Blepharoplasty Results in Columbus

Whether you are seeking upper or lower blepharoplasty, our experts can match you with the perfect procedure to address your needs. Through our innovative eyelid surgery techniques, we can help you lift wrinkles and strengthen muscles around your eyes. Say goodbye to wrinkles and stand in a much more confident place with yourself when you choose eyelid surgery today.

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