Recovery Timeline After Your Blepharoplasty in Toronto


One of the first things most people do when considering a cosmetic procedure, is review the recovery process. After all, it makes sense to find out exactly what you’re getting into and plan your time off accordingly. When it comes to blepharoplasty in Toronto, most patients describe the healing phase as fairly comfortable, however, this sensitive facial area holds on to swelling for some time. We’ll outline what to expect after your eyelid surgery and provide an overview of the recovery timeline.

Shortly after blepharoplasty in Toronto

This is generally an outpatient procedure, with patients undergoing surgery under local anaesthetic then heading home with another adult to help. Even though the operation is usually done as an awake procedure, surgery can also be performed under general anesthesia (especially the Lower Lids) and that is why you’ll need someone else to drive you home. This is because your vision is affected by swelling of the surrounding tissue and you can expect to have watery eyes and some blurriness for a few days post procedure.

Be careful not to rub your eyes, and apply cold compresses, antibiotic ointment or drops as your facial surgeon advises.

You may have permanent or dissolvable stitches, and you’ll return to see your facial plastic surgeon for removal or just a check-up, around the 3-5-day mark.

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Most people see their incisions completely closed and healed by the two-week mark and can then begin wearing eye makeup again if they wish. Until the incisions are completely closed, no swimming, hot tubs or other exposure to bacteria are permitted.

Many people return to work by two weeks after blepharoplasty in Toronto as the majority of swelling will be resolved. However, your surgeon may advise you to avoid heavy lifting or working out until 3 weeks have passed. That’s because increasing blood pressure in the face during exercise or bending over can exacerbate swelling or even lead to bleeding. For most people, Regular gym activities and sports can resume at 3 weeks. Your surgeon will advise you according to your unique situation and need.

One of the best ways you can prepare to have a great recovery experience is to plan to be patient. You won’t be able to see the smoother, rejuvenated results you hope for right away. Because the delicate eye area is extremely vascular and sensitive, you might see bruised, puffy skin longer than you expect. Rest assured that in the hands of an expert, blepharoplasty is carried out so that the tiny incisions will eventually be nearly invisible, and when your inflammation resolves, you’ll appreciate the improvement. At Verso Surgery Centre, we provide all our cosmetic surgery clients with the direct contact number of our OR nurse, and we follow up regularly and consistently to ensure your whole recovery is worry-free. If you have questions about blepharoplasty, we welcome you to schedule your consultation today.

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