Blepharoplasty – an eye-lift – is one of our most popular procedures – and we are often asked if it is painful. Dr Ash Dutta, cosmetic surgeon at Aesthetic Beauty Centre, explains.
Blepharoplasty is a procedure that is growing in popularity. The eyes are one of our most valued features and improving their appearance – especially by removing excess or drooping skin around them – can radically change people’s appearance, making them look younger and improve their confidence and self-esteem.
However, as with any surgical procedure, people want to know if it is painful. As with any surgery, it is vital to give patients a realistic impression and understanding of what they can expect to experience during recovery.
Is a blepharoplasty procedure painful?
After surgery, your vision may be blurry for a few days so you will not be able to drive. The eyelid and eye area may feel tight and sore – it may also be watery, dry, sticky, itchy, or sensitive to light. Your surgeon will advise on how to deal with the symptoms and may prescribe some lubricating eye drops.
It is important to keep your eyelid clean and to avoid rubbing it. Follow your surgeon’s instructions on how to clean and care for your eyes.
How long does it take to recover from blepharoplasty?
Most people feel ready to go out in public and back to work in about 10 to 14 days. This may depend on your job and how you feel about people knowing about your surgery. Even after two weeks, you may still have some bruising around your eyes which can be covered with some make-up.
For the first few weeks, your eye will be swollen. When the swelling is gone, you’ll be able to see the changes.
Is there someone I can talk to?
You are always welcome to talk to us to get advice about any cosmetic procedure. We want all our patients to be fully informed about the surgery they are opting into, so they can be 100 per cent positive that it is right for them.
In the meantime, to discuss any of the above or to have an informal chat about your options for any of our surgeries or treatments, you can contact us here.