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Aventura Residents Ask: How Long is Recovery After Upper Eyelid Surgery?

The eyes are often heralded as the windows to the soul, but if your eyelids have begun to droop and sag then you may feel as though your windows are not quite as radiant as you would like them to be. The good news is that eyelid surgery can be beneficial for addressing drooping eyelids and reviving the look of your face. And if upper eyelid surgery is what you are seeking, then we are here to help. Here is what you need to know about recovery after upper eyelid surgery.

Common Add-on Procedures to Eyelid Surgery

The current technology of the CO2 laser allows upper eyelid surgery, also known as upper blepharoplasty, to be more advanced and precise than ever before. As a result, the procedure causes considerably less bruising and bleeding than earlier surgical approaches, which can lead to a shorter recovery time. However, for some patients, a traditional surgical method is more effective.

Although recovery time will vary depending on the individual, and on the type of procedure performed, we recommend scheduling your upper eyelid surgery for a time when you will be able to rest for one to two weeks, avoiding strenuous activities, lifting and bending.

Side Effects Are Minimal

One of the most common side effects of upper eyelid surgery is dry eye. In an effort to counteract this, it is likely that Dr. Lewen will advise you to use artificial tear drops regularly before and after your procedure.  Rest assured, the details of your recovery will be discussed in depth during your initial consultation.

Ongoing Skincare is Key

While upper blepharoplasty will improve the appearance of your eyes and will enhance the natural youthfulness of your face, it cannot stop the gradual changes brought about by aging. However, proper skin care and sun protection will help to maintain the longevity of your look, so that you can enjoy the results of your upper eyelid surgery for many years to come.

Brighten Your Eyes Today

Upper eyelid surgery is a popular procedure amongst men and women alike, for its ability to revive and brighten the eyes. At Lewen Cosmetic Surgery, we have already helped countless patients in Miami, Aventura and the surrounding Florida communities to enhance their naturally youthful appearance with this impressive procedure. If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, do not hesitate to contact us.