How long after blepharoplasty will I look normal? Blepharoplasty Recovery
After blepharoplasty surgery, the eyelids will be bruised and swollen for one to three weeks. However, most patients say their eyes look normal and better than before after one to three months.
What can you not do after blepharoplasty? It’s important for you to avoid sneezing, coughing, and vomiting (throwing up), as much as you can. These can raise your blood pressure and cause bleeding at your surgical sites. Avoid bending at the waist or lifting items heavier than 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) for 4 to 6 weeks after your surgery.
What is the fastest way to recover from a blepharoplasty?
- Use an ice pack to reduce swelling. Before your surgery, make sure that you have comfortable ice packs and plenty of gauze on hand for your recovery.
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyelids.
- Get more sleep.
- Avoid physical exertion.
- Steer clear of smoking and alcohol.
When is swelling the worst after blepharoplasty? Swelling is a common, normal side effect of blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid lift surgery. Swelling typically appears shortly after surgery, peaks two to four days after the procedure, and then slowly subsides over the next few days.