What to Expect with Eyelid Surgery

By Dr. Christopher Cote and Dr. Nicolette Picerno on October 23, 2017 under Eyelid Surgery

What to Expect with Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery to enhance the appearance of the eyes. By removing loose, sagging skin and lifting the eyelids, the eyes get a rejuvenated appearance to brighten your face and boost your self-confidence! Knowing what to expect ahead of time can help ease your mind and get you prepared.

Understanding Blepharoplasty

The procedure for your eyelid surgery in Lone Tree, CO will depend on your specific concerns and facial features. If you want to fix upper eyelids that sag and might even cause vision problems, the upper lids will be focused on during surgery. Excess skin will be removed from this area to improve look and function. You and your surgeon might focus on your lower eyelids to correct baggy or wrinkled skin in the area. A double eyelid surgery can be performed if you experience issues with both upper and lower eyelids.

Be Aware of Side Effects

With any surgery comes risks of side effects or complications. Side effects of eyelid surgery can include bruising, swelling, and changes in skin sensation. Although temporary, double vision or blindness can occur for a day after surgery. You might also experience eye irritation, dryness, itching, or sensitivity to light. Eyedrops and sunglasses can help with these side effects. Remember that side effects during recovery can happen and are often normal. Talk with your FacesFirst surgeon in Denver and Lone Tree, CO about what is normal and what side effects might warrant a trip back to the doctor.

Get Ready for Recovery

After your procedure at FacesFirst, you will be provided with all the necessary care instructions. In the first week, you might want to avoid activity that could strain the eyes such as reading, watching tv, using a computer, or wearing contacts. Many patients feel well enough to resume normal activity after the 10th day of recovery. Any activity that causes blood flow to the eyes such as heavy lifting and bending should be avoided for the first three to four weeks. Although recovery might seem daunting, just remind yourself of why you wanted the procedure in the first place! After a few weeks, you can begin to notice a younger, more rejuvenated look to your eyes and face.

If you’re in the Denver and Lone Tree, CO area and are ready for eyelid surgery, contact FacesFirst Cosmetic Surgery today! We can give you more information and schedule your consultation.