What happens after the Eyelid Surgery procedure?
You will need to rest for at least 5 days and avoid any strenuous activity. Smoking must be avoided. The sutures are removed at day 5, and many patients can return to work by approximately day 8. This may be longer, depending on bruising and swelling.
Exercise should be avoided for 2 weeks, followed by a gradual cautious return. The scars from the upper eyelid should fade over 1-3 months, although (infrequently) laser resurfacing may be needed to improve these. This scar is purposely placed in the natural skin lines and crease of the eyelid so it can not be seen. Soon after the surgery, you are able to hide the sutures and scars by wearing sunglasses.
Often, the lower eyelid will require no suturing whatsoever. Bruising in this area can last longer and be more severe in some cases. Thread lift to the forehead will require small sutures, and these are usually removed between 5-7 days. Fat transfer to the cheeks to decrease the tear troughs can cause some swelling and bruising, but this usually settles within 1 week.
Dr Glenn Murray
Cosmetic Doctor and Medical Director
Dr Glenn Murray completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of Western Australia. He continued his training; undertaking both cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgery training. Dr Glenn Murray has trained with some of the best Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons in the US and around the world. He is the past president of the Cosmetic Society and has attended a Maser Symposium for Blepharoplasty and Upper Facial Rejuvenation. Dr Murray has a special interest in repairing botched oversees surgery and more information on this can we found here.
Dr Murray, our Medical Director, at Absolute Cosmetic Medicine is committed to providing exceptional care to every patient. His full resume can be seen here.