Recovering From Eye Plastic Surgery
Blepharoplasties and other eye plastic surgeries are an underrated form of cosmetic procedure. When we think about what a board-certified plastic surgeon can do for us, we think mainly about obvious problems. Perhaps we have a bump on our nose, or our ears stick out.
Eye plastic surgery can do more than remove an imperfection. The eyes are the windows to the soul, so they say. By using cosmetic procedures around the eyes, you can give yourself a much more youthful appearance. An eyebrow lift for hooded eyes can go a long way to making you look younger.
Yet, many people shy away from getting eye plastic surgery. This could be because of the blepharoplasty cost in Toronto. It could also do with the natural fear of any procedure that goes near the eyes. People assume there is an arduous recovery process associated with an eye plastic surgery. But is that really the case?
What is Eye Plastic Surgery?
For those who aren’t up on their cosmetic procedures, it might be surprising to know that there are surgeries that specifically target the eye area. The eyes tend to be one of the most expressive parts of our face and a place where wrinkles and other signs of aging are common. Cosmetic surgeries in the eye area can help reduce these aging hallmarks.
At Rival, we offer brow lifts, upper blepharoplasties, and lower blepharoplasties. Brow lifts technically involve adjustments on the forehead but can change the appearance of the brow and eye area. These surgical procedures involve the modification or removal of muscles in your forehead, as well as the possible removal of excess skin. This results in a more youthful and firm-looking brow.
Often, brow lifts are paired with an upper blepharoplasty. This procedure works somewhat like a brow lift, focusing on tightening the skin on your upper eyelids. Conversely, a lower blepharoplasty involves tightening the skin below your eyes and removing wrinkles. For those nervous about procedures near the eyes, it’s important to note that none of these surgeries touch the eye itself. Instead, they’re all about adjusting the skin and muscles to create a smooth appearance.
Eye Plastic Surgery Recovery
Since all of the eye plastic surgeries mentioned involve incisions and anesthesia, there is indeed a recovery period. There will be some swelling and bruising – that’s perfectly natural after eye plastic surgery.
For a brow lift, swelling and bruising will usually last two to three weeks. For blepharoplasties, the major bruising and swelling are generally gone after about a week. Blepharoplasties will leave some minor incision scars, but these will fade away over a few months until they are essentially invisible.With a brow lift, you can also start using makeup right away to cover up the bruising.
Recovery for a blepharoplasty, you’ll need to be a bit more careful. It’s advisable that you wait a week before using makeup. During that week, it’s also a good idea to wear darkened sunglasses if you are going outdoors and to stay out of too much light. Sunglasses are also helpful for keeping wind or dust out of your eyes. Your eyes may be dry after a blepharoplasty, so getting eye drops is a good idea as well.
Beyond that, all you need to do during the week after your procedure is get some rest, drink plenty of fluids, and maybe get some ice packs for swelling. Of course, every patient is different. During the consultation before your procedure, we can tell you if you need any more information from an ophthalmologist. If you’re ready to look younger through eye plastic surgery, make sure to contact us today!