Recovery from eyelid surgery to correct drooping and puffiness around the eyes generally does not take an extended time period. Most patients can return to work and a majority of normal activities in about a week.
You will likely experience bruising and swelling around the eyes in the first few days of recovery. This will subside as your body heals and can be alleviated somewhat by keeping your head elevated and icing the area. We will give you specific instructions for self-care as you prepare for surgery. Within a few days of the procedure, you should be able to watch television and read without a problem. By the end of the first week, many patients are healed sufficiently to cover any lingering bruising with makeup.
Depending on your overall health, your recovery may last shorter or longer than the average. For instance, patients who smoke will have a longer recovery period because their bodies generally take longer to heal than non-smokers. In consultation with Dr. O’Toole, you can discuss in more detail what you can expect from your eyelid surgery procedure and your recovery.
To learn more about eyelid surgery recovery and how the procedure can refresh your appearance, call Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery at (626) 689-7800 today to schedule your consultation. Dr. O’Toole welcomes patients from in and around Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Pasadena.