Skip to main content
(310) 777 - 8880 Contact
Swift Eyelid Surgery Recovery Tips Beverly Hills, CA
woman with curly dark hair

Are you having eyelid surgery soon and concerned about the post-op recovery process? Worrying about how much time you will need to spend on recovery after surgery is normal, especially if it is on your face.

Indeed, you will need to take some time off from your regular daily activities while you heal, and the overall recovery period can take a few months. However, you can reduce downtime with the tips in this article.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery Expectations

Eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty or an “eyelid lift,” is a common way to fix problems or make the eyes look better. It entails resecting (cutting out) the extra skin, fat and muscle from your upper or lower eyelids (or both), resulting in a more alert and youthful appearance.

You can expect bruising, swelling and incision scar development, respectively. Bruising disappears first and usually takes around two weeks. Next comes swelling, which can persist anywhere from a few days to eight weeks. The recession is gradual. Last to fade is the incision scar, which can take up to one year for maximum improvement in some individuals.

It is possible to go out in public or return to work as early as five days following the operation; it depends on your comfort level.

Tips For a Swift Recovery

Most importantly, you will receive post-op care directions; follow them exactly as instructed. Aside from that, you can do several other things to help speed up the healing process.

Avoid Straining Your Eyes
It would help to avoid any unnecessary eye strain during the week following blepharoplasty. For example, do not read, check your email or watch TV because engaging in such activities can irritate and dry out the eyes.

Keep the Area Cool
The swelling and bruising are similar to those of a black eye, and you can reduce the symptoms the same way: with a cold compress to reduce the puffiness. Always use a towel to protect your skin and ice for no more than ten minutes at a time. In addition, avoid anything warming, like sun exposure and hot baths or showers.

Sleep Well and in the Right Position
Get enough sleep to speed recovery because sleep heals the body. Relax and do not overwork yourself. Also, do not sleep on your stomach because it can cause unintentional damage to your blepharoplasty incisions. Instead, sleep on your back for at least three weeks following surgery with your head raised to reduce swelling.

Be Patient and Contact Ocuplastic Surgery if You Experience Anything Unusual

Knowing the rehabilitation process might help you stay patient and focused. Nevertheless, cosmetic eyelid surgery recovery is a steady process that can be frightening initially. But do not worry; you will see your procedure’s outcomes soon. Contact Kami Parsa, MD immediately if you think you are not healing fast enough or notice symptoms that are out of the ordinary. We want your downtime to be as swift and smooth as possible.

465 N Roxbury Dr. Suite 1011
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 777 - 8880

Fax: (310) 747 - 5909


10 things
you must know

before having cosmetic eyelid surgery.

Watch now




4.8 / 5.0

Based on 29 reviews

Dr. Parsa is not only an amazing surgeon! He is also very caring and meticulous! His expertise shows in his wonderful bedside manner overall knowledge of his field. I appreciate his knowledge, advice and professionalism for over 6 years. I trust him with my eyes and refers him to my family and friends! His staff is trusting and caring and I love seeing them!

Erica D.

Words cannot express how thankful and appreciative I am to have found you. I am deeply grateful for you, for your generosity and caring nature as pertaining to my medical condition. As you know, I was apprehensive about having further surgery, but you are and have been reassuring and confident in the type of procedure you would perform in order to fix my eyelid from the beginning. The fact that you are not pushy and gave me the time and space to make the decision on my own allowed me to prepare myself mentally and emotionally, that really made a difference. Besides from that, your continuous generosity made me confident that you were the right doctor for the task at hand. You will never know how appreciative I am of that. I would also like to let you know how pleased I am with the results of the surgery. I have not felt this comfortable in years. My parents are also very grateful since this was my 14th surgery. You have a true gift. Thank you again for your patience, time, concern, and overall care. I pray that God continues to give you strength to help people who truly need life-changing medical procedures.

Sophia P.

Dr. Parsa is an amazing doctor. Warm and very caring. I had my eyes done a couple years ago and I couldn't be happier. Dr. Parsa likes to take the conservative approach which I greatly appreciate in a doctor when it comes to cosmetic surgery. I also go to Dr. Parsa for Botox and he always knows just the right amount. The staff in Dr. Parsa's office are all terrific!

Todd H.