Envision Eye & Aesthetics

Eyelid Surgery 101: Blepharoplasty Before and After

We understand that any facial surgery, especially around the eyes, can be intimidating. Our surgeons are extensively trained both on the aesthetics side and the optical sciences side, so we can offer you the highest quality of specialized care.

When it comes to addressing sagging eyelids or permanent under-eye “puff”, the only direct solution is eyelid surgery. By carefully removing excess skin and fat deposits around your eyes, you can achieve a naturally more youthful and awake look! Here’s what to expect after your upper or lower blepharoplasty in Rochester, directly from the Envision Aesthetics team.

Immediately after your blepharoplasty

Immediately following your eyelid surgery, you’ll likely experience swelling and bruising that will subside within about 2 weeks. Depending on your career type and level of comfort with others seeing the bruising, you can typically return to work and normal activities after these first couple of weeks. From here, your eye tissue will continue to heal for the next few months as your results begin to settle in.

To answer what you’re probably thinking, “Is recovery painful after a blepharoplasty?”, before and after your surgery your provider will offer medication to minimize any pain. Because this procedure is mainly an external skin incision, the overall associated pain is minimal!

How to streamline your recovery

Never hesitate to voice your concerns about your blepharoplasty, before or after the procedure. Your specialist will provide in-depth aftercare instructions to speed up your recovery, including:

  • Gently cleanse your eye area with an approved cleanser
  • Use your eye drops and creams as prescribed
  • Avoid rubbing your eyes or wearing contacts for at least 2 weeks
  • Use ice packs daily to minimize swelling and pain

How long do blepharoplasty results last?

While every patient’s starting point, end goal, and skin are unique, most patients can expect to maintain their results from an upper blepharoplasty for about 6 years while lower surgeries are permanent. Developing a proper skincare routine with medical-grade products (especially SPF) can help you streamline your recovery and prolong your results. Contact your provider to learn more about maintenance plans for a blepharoplasty, before and after your surgery!

Visit Envision Aesthetics’ eye specialists to turn back the clock with a blepharoplasty!

Ready to reclaim your youthful confidence? Contact Envision Aesthetics’ team of extensively trained and personable surgeons for expert guidance along your aesthetic journey! If you’re not sure that a blepharoplasty is the best option for you, schedule a free in-office consultation. Here, we’ll get to know you, your aesthetic concerns and goals, and your budget so we can tailor our care to ensure your long-term satisfaction. 

Don’t forget to try our virtual consultation tool for instant personalized treatment recommendations and stop by our results gallery to view more blepharoplasty before and after images. We can’t wait to help you lift the veil on your inner glow!


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