How Long Does it Take to Recover From Blepharoplasty?

The effects of aging often appear first in the eye area. The delicate skin and muscles of the eyelids can become loose and start to sag over time. Blepharoplasty undoes these signs of aging to help your eyes look bright and youthful. This procedure can address the upper or lower eyelids to treat loose skin, wrinkles, and undereye puffiness. 

What is Blepharoplasty?  

Blepharoplasty is also known as an upper or lower eyelid lift. This procedure uses small, hidden incisions to tighten skin and remove or reposition fat pads. Blepharoplasty has become an increasingly popular way to refresh your appearance and look noticeably younger. Dr. Farole performs the procedure at his Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center.

How Does an Eyelid Lift Work?

The details of an eyelid lift depend on whether you have the procedure on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. An upper eyelid lift is typically performed with local anesthesia. It uses an incision hidden in a crease of the eyelid to remove excess skin. A lower eyelid lift is performed under general anesthesia, and Dr. Farole will use an incision just under the eyelashes to remove skin and fat for a smoother, tighter appearance. 

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Blepharoplasty?

You can expect to have some soreness and swelling after the procedure. Any discomfort will improve significantly after the first few days. Most people can return to work within one to two weeks

Most people still have noticeable swelling after a week, so you may want to plan for more time if you want to look like your usual self again when you return. Dr. Farole will instruct you on your aftercare plan. You will need to avoid activities like wearing contact lenses, swimming, and strenuous activities for up to two weeks. 

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How Much Does an Eyelid Lift Cost?

Blepharoplasty costs will vary depending on the type of procedure, your location, and your surgeon. The average cost of blepharoplasty is about $4120. This does not include anesthesia, lab tests, or other expenses. 

We recommend a consultation so Dr. Farole can provide you with an estimate based on your needs. Price should only be one factor in choosing a surgeon, and you will achieve the best results with a highly qualified specialist in facial cosmetic surgery. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Good candidates for blepharoplasty want to address concerns with their upper or lower eyelids. These concerns may include drooping, sagging, and undereye puffiness. Ideal candidates have healthy eyes and are prepared to take the needed recovery time. You can also combine an eyelid lift with other procedures, like a brow lift, for even more age-defying results. 

Dr. Anthony Farole is the best. I came in very scared and afraid. Dr. Farole and his wonderful staff were very patient with me and helped calm me down. They reassured me that i would be fine and took very good care of me. I felt no pain and the procedure went very smooth. Thank you so much for a job well done!

Take the Next Step

Are you interested in learning more about blepharoplasty? Schedule a consultation at Dr. Farole’s Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center in Bala Cynwyd, PA by giving us a call at (610) 668-3300 today. 

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