Blepharoplasty, which is commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, involves the removal of drooping skin or extra fat from the eyelids. This operation can be carried out on just the top lids, just the lower lids, or on both the top and lower lids simultaneously. Your surgeon will let you know the anticipated recovery time for upper and lower eyelid surgery during the consultation. McLain Surgical Arts, led by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain, provides upper and lower eyelid surgery to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations.
After eyelid surgery, you could experience sensitivity to light, blurry or double vision, puffiness, numbness, watering eyes, inflammation and bruising, and some pain. Having someone to transport you home post-surgery is essential, and it is suggested that they remain with you for the whole night to assist you.
Patients should anticipate bruising, swelling, and scarring at the incision area for several weeks after the operation. You may be able to go back to work within the initial week or two depending on how comfortable you feel. Bruising will last for around 2 to 3 weeks, while swelling may take more than 2 months to dissipate. Scars may take more than a year to heal and start to improve.
To make sure you get back on your feet quickly, here are a few things you can do:
- Take a break from work to make sure you get enough rest and get back to health
- Ensure your fridge is full and that you have everything you need for your recovery near your bed
- Listen to your doctor’s instructions after the procedure – you may need to use certain creams or apply ice packs to aid the healing process
- Protect your eyes from the sun and wind by wearing sunglasses
- Get enough sleep – this helps your body heal faster.
McLain Surgical Arts, led by cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain, provides upper and lower eyelid surgery to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding locations.
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McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL. Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing.
Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.