Cosmetic eyelid surgery (or blepharoplasty), removes excess skin, muscle and fat to repair eyelids.
After surgery, it should take about two or three days before you can read fine print and work on a laptop. You will not be able to wear contact lenses for about two weeks, and possibly longer as they may feel uncomfortable for a while. Most people feel ready to go out in public (and back to work) in a week to 10 days.
Before and After a lower Blepharoplasty
Endoscopic Brow Lift
Dr. Stein makes two small incisions on each side of the scalp (no hair is shaved). An endoscope is inserted through one of the incisions, allowing Dr. Stein to have a clear view of the muscles and tissues beneath the skin. Using another instrument inserted through a different incision, the forehead skin is lifted, and the muscles and underlying tissues are released or altered to produce a smoother appearance. Unlike a traditional browlift, your hairline is not altered.
After an Endoscopic Brow Lift
You will have your stitches or staples removed 6-10 days later. Swelling and bruising can last for about a week and is very common. At least two days after surgery, you should keep your head elevated to help the swelling.
Avoid heavy lifting, vigorous exercise or other activity for the first few weeks after surgery. Itching may be a side effect but is milder than a traditional brow lift surgery. You may also experience numbness or tingling, which will subside over time. Most patients can return to work in 10 days or sooner, depending on individual rate of recovery.