How Long Is Lower Eyelid Surgery Recovery Time?


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Blepharoplasty or (upper and lower) eyelid surgery has short recovery time ranging from 7 to 10 days, according to MedicineNet. In 90 percent of cases, all signs of the eyelid surgery are gone in 2 weeks and patients are back to normal, says realself.com.

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According to MedicineNet, use of cool compresses within 48 after the procedure can significantly diminish swelling and bruising around the eyes. Activity such as walking also induces faster healing. Lower eyelid surgery is recommended to correct sagging or drooping in that area due to excess skin and fat. The procedure can also improve the shape of the eyes and diminish the wrinkles. Adding fat, on the other hand, can improve the “hollowed” look.

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