An upper blepharoplasty surgery resolves sagging and/or extra skin along the upper eyelids. Often, this can disguise the natural crease, or simply create an aged look. Rarely, it can even obstruct vision. The surgery itself generally takes an hour or less, but patients often want to know, “How long does it take for upper blepharoplasty surgery to heal?”
The healing process can take more or less time depending on the patient. On average, it takes anywhere from one to two weeks to return more or less to normal. Dr. Santos will likely continue to restrict strenuous movement and exercise for around four to six weeks.
Patients can usually return to work and most normal activities after a week or so. For patients with certain conditions like diabetes, autoimmune conditions, or similar, healing time may take longer. However, within two to three weeks the majority of patients are back to working, shopping, and performing household duties.
After a thorough consultation, Dr. Santos can provide a better estimate of how long it will take you to heal based on your medical history. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035. You can also reach out online via Price Simulator, chat, and contact form.