What is the recovery time after a blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty refers to surgical rejuvenation of the upper and/or lower eyelids. The most common reason a patient presents for eye lid surgery is “puffy”, “hooded” or “tired” eyes.

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Genetics, lack of sleep and poor hydration can contribute to aging around the eyelids. Blepharoplasty can address a range of issues from loose or sagging skin, fatty deposits and “under eye bags”.

The importance with “eye lid” surgery is where the incisions are placed and the importance of addressing the underlying structures be it fat, orbital septum, muscle or skin; rather than the time it takes to heal, which is why it is important to seek the opinion of an expert Plastic Surgeon.

The majority of Dr Kevin Ho’s patients resume normal activities at 3 days after surgery, with stitches removed 5-7 days following “surgery”. Stitches are placed in the natural skin crease, making them difficult to see and are of the “pull through” type thus making them painless to remove. This ensures fast healing and an early return to work.

To learn more about what results you can expect after this surgery schedule a consultation with Dr Kevin Ho.

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