The recovery time after Blepharoplasty surgery varies depending on the type and extent of the procedure, as well as the individual healing process. Generally, most people take about 2 weeks off work to recover from eyelid surgery1, but some may need more or less time depending on their jobs and activities.
You will not be able to drive for several days after the operation, and you will need someone to help you with daily tasks for the first few days. You will also need to avoid strenuous activities, such as exercise, lifting, or bending, for at least 4 weeks after the surgery.
You will have some bruising and swelling around the eyes after the surgery, which may make your vision blurry. This is normal and will subside within 2 to 3 weeks. You can use ice packs, eye drops, and prescription ointment to help reduce the swelling and discomfort. You should also keep your head elevated and avoid rubbing or touching your eyes.
You will have some scars on your eyelids after the surgery, which may be visible and feel tight for a few months. However, the scars will fade over time and become less noticeable. The surgeon will make the incisions in the natural creases of the eyelids or inside the eyelids, so the scars will be hidden as much as possible.
You will see the results of your eyelid lift surgery gradually as the swelling and bruising subside. The final results will emerge within 4 months after the surgery. You will notice that your eyes look more open, alert, and youthful and that your vision is improved if you have droopy eyelids before. The results of eyelid lift surgery are long-lasting, but they are not permanent. Aging, sun exposure, and lifestyle factors may affect the appearance of your eyelids over time.
The final results of rhinoplasty may take up to a year or more to become apparent, as the nose continues to heal and settle into its new shape.