What can I expect after the blepharoplasty procedure?
The discomfort after eyelid surgery is minimal. There are no bandages worn after surgery, and sutures, if non-absorbable ones are used, are removed after one week. Any bruising and swelling, along with excess tearing occurring after surgery, resolve over about a week. Cover-up make-up or sunglasses worn to camouflage any discoloration allows many patients to resume social and work activities within a day or two. It is best not to wear contact lenses for a few days after surgery until the eyes feel normal. Sun protection will protect the freshly rejuvenated site and help preserve your results.