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A 34-year-old female asked:

How long does blepharoplasty surgery (upper lids only) usually take? how long is recovery? when do results become apparent?

5 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Leonard Grossman
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
See answer: You should be too young to need eye lid surgery. I may be wrong, but photos would help. In general ther is minimal swelling and no pain. Bruising may occur. Most people can work the next day while wearing pink glasses or excercise in a bout 5 days. Good luck from nyc.
Dr. Adam Hamawy
Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Upper Eyelid Surgery: An upper blepharoplasty usually takes about 45 minutes for both eyes and can be performed under local anesthesia in the office. Swelling lasts about 1 week and results are apparent right away.
Dr. SAM Goldberger
Ophthalmology 36 years experience
Www.neweyelids.com: Surgery time for blepharoplasty is dependent on several factors. The most important factor is the surgeon. Recovery has several phases and again will depend on what is done exactly. Results are seen immediately, but if you mean when are you presentable, then that depends on the individual but varies between 3 days and 3 weeks. Please see my web site for more information. <a href="<a href="htt.
Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
7 day recovery: Blepharoplasty takes about 30-45 minutes and can be performed in the office. Most patients return to work at 7 days. The results are impressive immediately but most swelling is resolved within 3 weeks. I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 25 years experience
Blepharospasm: the duration of the surgery depends on what procedures will be performed and who is performing them. You should be sociable after a week if you follow your surgeon' s postop instructions. Have your eyes evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in eyelid procedures.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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