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A 27-year-old female asked:

What is the typical recovery time for blepharoplasty? is it a surgery that usually goes well without complications?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Linda Callaghan
Addiction Medicine 54 years experience
About 3 days.: Usually three days is a normal recovery phase and complications are unusual.
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
Plastic Surgery 57 years experience
Varies: Basic recovery > 1-2 weeks. Complete healing could take up-to 4-6 months. Complications include, infections, visible scars, out- turning of the eyelids or other eyelid problems, loss vision or change of vision etc etc.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Usually short: Blepharoplasty surgery opens the eyes and yields a lovely wide awake appearance. Usually, the initial healing takes about 10 days to 2 weeks for the swelling and bruising to dissipate. The results are well worth the procedure. www.artofplasticsurgery.com.
Last updated Feb 11, 2016
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