While drooping upper lids and puffy lower eyelids are a normal part of aging, most people don’t realize there are simple surgical procedures available to address these common concerns. Blepharoplasty also known as an eyelid lift, make it so you no longer have to live with the bothersome age-related condition. The majority of patients only need one eyelid lift in their lifetime making it a worthy investment to consider.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can be done for both aesthetic or medical purposes. For some people, sagging skin from the upper lid can adversely affect their vision. Removing this excess tissue is more than just a cosmetic need. Whatever the reason you’re considering an eyelid lift, you can expect immediate, long-lasting results.
The recovery required following blepharoplasty is relatively short compared with other types of surgeries. Blepharoplasty is done as an outpatient procedure allowing you to go home the same day. Dr. Stein is a double board-certified facial surgeon who has performed hundreds of eyelid lifts all with successful outcomes.
You can start to incorporate normal activities into your daily routine within 3-4 days post-procedure. It’s vital not to push yourself too hard or put a strain on your eyes to prevent complications that could prolong the healing process. After several days, redness and swelling will begin to subside with continued improvement over the coming weeks.
The amount of recovery time needed depends on your natural healing process. Smokers may find they need longer than average. Generally speaking, most people only need to take around 7-days off work. However, it is advised to take precautions like wearing dark glasses for at least several weeks after the surgery. If your job involves excessive exposure to the sun, you may need to take additional time off work.
Depending on your needs, you may be better suited for an upper or lower blepharoplasty. Occasionally, a combination procedure may be recommended to achieve even more dramatic results with only one recovery period.
Dr. Stein is a renowned facial plastic surgeon and meticulously works to ensure an optimal outcome with minimal downtime. He uses the latest, most advanced surgical techniques to create and seal incisions to reduce the appearance of scars and aid in a faster recovery.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Stein will work with you to determine the surgical options most suited to your needs. He will advise you on how to prepare for surgery and also provide you with the necessary instructions for optimal post-surgical recovery. After your procedure, Dr. Stein will be on-hand to answer questions and provide information on how to reduce pain, accelerate recovery time, and help you get back to your normal routine as soon as possible.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning more about an eyelid lift (blepharoplasty) procedure? To meet with Dr. Stein, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, request a consultation at our practice by filling out the form on this page. Or, call our office at 919.261.7099 to schedule your appointment. Stein Plastic Surgery serves patients in the Raleigh & Durham, NC areas.
*Individual results may vary.