It’s not uncommon to opt for a surgical procedure that helps to lift and remove sagging skin around the eyes. Formally called blepharoplasty, this surgery is generally a simple process that can be done in less than an hour. Many people interested in this procedure are in the dark when it comes to the eyelid lift healing process, and so it’s important to learn more about it.

Recovery is a critical aspect of the overall experience that can often be overlooked. Although there is no definitive length of time when it comes to eyelid lift healing, most eyelid procedures shouldn’t require longer than five to seven days of healing before the patient can return to work.

Within two weeks, the patient should be nearly back to normal. During this time, some slight bruising should be expected. Icing and elevation should significantly help speed up the healing process. Strenuous activity and smoking should be avoided.

For more information about eyelid lift healing, contact the Virginia Beach office of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. JoAnne Lopes to set up a private consultation. During a consultation, Dr. Lopes will go over all of your questions and concerns.