What Is The Recovery Following Upper Lid Blepharoplasty?
Added on 12th June 2020
What is an upper lid blepharoplasty?
An upper lid blepharoplasty is a surgery that involves the removal of the skin on the upper eyelid. How this is done is with an incision being made on the crease of the upper lid whilst you’re under local anesthesia. This means that the recovery following upper lid blepharoplasty can be relatively short.
What happens after the surgery?
Once you have had your upper lid blepharoplasty, you should expect the stitches to be removed after a week or so. This is because the stitches used will be simple pull out stitches. You may expect to see some bruising after the surgery but this should go down around 1-2 weeks after. Overall, the recovery after upper lid blepharoplasty is relatively quick.
Case Study 1
In the video above we can see the recovery following upper lid blepharoplasty in one of our patients. In the top image, preoperatively the patient has overhangness of skin on the upper eyelids, causing some visual issues for the patient. The patient also mentioned that her eyelids feel heavy and she tends to have difficulty putting on makeup.
The picture in the middle shows the patient’s recovery journey after two weeks. Noticeably, the swelling has reduced but there is still some swelling visible in the upper lids. This is considered the standard downtime for upper lid blepharoplasty as there has been a significant reduction in swelling.
The last picture shows the recovery following upper lid blepharoplasty after 6 weeks for the patient. We can see that results for the patient have practically settled and the visible scars are very well hidden. During this recovery period, it is still important for you to massage your scars so they gain their required aftercare.
Recovery following upper lid blepharoplasty
In general, your recovery time will be low for your surgery and you should expect your downtime to finish around 2 weeks. The improvements that can be seen with the surgery are quite apparent early on.
It’s important to discuss the pros and cons of your upper lid blepharoplasty during your consultation. For more information on the surgery, visit our blepharoplasty surgery page before booking a consultation with us.Back to videos