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How long does eyelid surgery usually take? What is recovery time for blepharoplasty (upper and/or lower) and how long until results are noticeable?

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Dr. David Abramson
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Blepharoplasty

The procedure usually takes about an hour and a half.
Recovery is about one week. Final results in about 3 months.

In brief: Blepharoplasty

The procedure usually takes about an hour and a half.
Recovery is about one week. Final results in about 3 months.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 1-2 hours

Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty is usually done under local anesthesia and takes between 1 and 2 hours for completion.
About 1/3 will get some degree of obvious bruising. Usually the result at 2 weeks is close to the end result. The fact that you have had surgery will be immediately noticeable. Most who have this type of surgery are very happy.

In brief: 1-2 hours

Upper and lower lid blepharoplasty is usually done under local anesthesia and takes between 1 and 2 hours for completion.
About 1/3 will get some degree of obvious bruising. Usually the result at 2 weeks is close to the end result. The fact that you have had surgery will be immediately noticeable. Most who have this type of surgery are very happy.
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Eyelid surgery

The length of the procedure depends on the actual procedures to be performed and on the surgeon who is performing them. The actual healing takes several weeks and for some patients, it takes a while for all the swelling to resolve.

In brief: Eyelid surgery

The length of the procedure depends on the actual procedures to be performed and on the surgeon who is performing them. The actual healing takes several weeks and for some patients, it takes a while for all the swelling to resolve.
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Dr. John Mancoll
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Depends on the doc

In my hands both upper and lower eyelid surgery could be between 1 hour and 2 hours depending on the problem. There are multiple considerations around the eyes.
What affect does the brow play, is there cheek flattening, is the problem skin, fat, laxity, tethering. It can be very complicated. If all of the factors are not considered then you may not get the results you are looking for.

In brief: Depends on the doc

In my hands both upper and lower eyelid surgery could be between 1 hour and 2 hours depending on the problem. There are multiple considerations around the eyes.
What affect does the brow play, is there cheek flattening, is the problem skin, fat, laxity, tethering. It can be very complicated. If all of the factors are not considered then you may not get the results you are looking for.
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