How Long Do Eyelid Lifts Take?
Every eyelid lift is unique, but most take approximately an hour to complete. Dr. Stein uses a local anesthetic with an option for sedation. After you are comfortable, Dr. Stein makes inconspicuous incisions along the creases or inside the lower eyelid, repositions fat pads, tightens the muscles, and removes lax skin.
How Long is Recovery from Eyelid Surgery?
You may return home with a friend or family member immediately after your blepharoplasty procedure. You may be prescribed medication to take orally or apply to your surgical area. Dr. Stein may cover the eyes with gauze to ensure a safe recovery.
Pain medications, cold compresses, and ointments efficiently manage the initial swelling, bruising, and discomfort during recovery. Most patients recover within a week, but more strenuous activities may need to wait until after two weeks.
During your consultation, ask questions such as:
- What medications will I be given or prescribed?
- When will the dressings and bandages be removed?
- When can I resume normal activities? Exercise?
- When do I return for follow-up care?
If you have any questions or concerns during your recovery period, please contact our Stein Plastic Surgery staff to ensure a quick and comfortable recovery.