I’d like to know a little bit more about post eyelid surgery healing. Is the recovery process relatively easy?
Recovery from eyelid surgery is relatively easy and most patients can return to work in 1-2 weeks depending on the extent of their eyelid surgery. Upper eyelid surgery alone can be done under local anesthesia or sedation. Mild bruising and swelling is common, usually reaching its height between 48-72 hours. Keeping cold compresses during the first 24 hours can reduce the swelling and bruising. All stitches are removed between 5-7 days, at which point, patients can resume wearing makeup to camouflage any remaining bruising and incision line. Most scars in the eyelid skin heal very well and are hardly visible after several months.
-Dr. Jessica Kulak