People may undergo a blepharoplasty surgery for many reasons 

Blepharoplasty recovery is an important part of eyelid surgery Charlotte, NC patients need to plan for when considering the procedure. Patients may decide to undergo blepharoplasty, or an eyelid surgery, for many reasons and there are many different types of eyelid surgeries available.  

 Patients who notice under eye bags becoming more pronounced as they age may decide to undergo surgery to remove the bags. This can help patients look younger and their eyes bigger, which can lead to increased self esteem for the patient.  

 Other people may have trouble with their upper eyelids. Often, as people age, the upper eyelids can begin to droop as they start to have excess fat above the eyes. This can sometimes cause the eyelids to droop down into the eyes and impact people’s vision. Correcting this can help patient’s vision and give patients a more alert and youthful look. 

 Blepharoplasty recovery typically lasts a few weeks 

Blepharoplasty recovery can be different for each person depending on their surgery and their general health, as well as how well they listen to their doctor following the procedure. As with any surgery, patients should be sure to follow their doctor’s after care instructions carefully. You should also have someone who can drive you home after the procedure and stay with you a while after as well.   

Immediately following surgery patients will see bruising around their eyes as well as swelling in the area. Bruising should fade within five to seven days with the swelling going down in one to two weeks. Most patients feel confident enough in their healing to return to work and activities at about two weeks after surgery.  

 The patient will also need to avoid taking popular painkillers such as ibuprofen and aspirin as this can affect healing. Patients should only take medication prescribed by the doctor. Since the eyes will be sensitive, avoid exposing the eyes to sunlight until they are fully healed. Patients should also avoid wearing contacts so as not to irritate the eyes. Be careful when putting on glasses so as not to bump the incision. Rubbing the eyes and wearing makeup should also be avoided until the area is completely healed.  

 Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon 

Charlotte, NC residents who are considering eyelid surgery should contact Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman offers years of experience and has extensive training. He is double board certified and is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. Be sure to schedule a consultation with him to discuss the procedure, blepharoplasty recovery, and any questions you may have about the surgery.