Is Eyelid Surgery a Painful Procedure?
Typically there is only mild discomfort associated with a blepharoplasty procedure. You may experience a temporary burning sensation after the procedure for an hour or so. Patients are given oral pain medication, which helps to manage any discomfort.
When are the sutures taken out after the blepharoplasty procedure?
The sutures are removed between postoperative days 5 and 7. There is minimal discomfort associated with the removal of the sutures.
When can I return to work following the blepharoplasty?
Patients are generally able to return to work a week following the procedure. Those patients who are very concerned about their privacy may want to wait two weeks before returning to work to make sure that there is no residual bruising or swelling.
How soon can I begin to exercise following the blepharoplasty?
You may perform some exercises such as light walks after the procedure. You should not return to your full exercise regime until three weeks after your surgery. Early strenuous exercise may result in prolonged bruising and swelling and even the risks of developing bleeding behind the eyeball.