Blepharoplasty—or eyelid surgery—is considered one of the least painful procedures to undergo. This does not mean it is entirely pain or recovery free, but it is minimally invasive and often performed under local anesthesia. However, patients understandably want to get back to work and their lives as soon as possible. So, what is the fastest way to recovery from blepharoplasty?
Following Dr. Santos aftercare instructions will help you recover quicker from blepharoplasty surgery. However, one of the hardest parts of recovering from eyelid surgery is that patients are often either not allowed to watch TV or read, or it is limited. This can be difficult in today’s normal life. But, keeping your eyes from working too much will help them heal.
These limitations are generally only for about two days or so. After that, you will likely feel well enough to do some basic daily tasks and get around within reason. Patients can usually return to work somewhere within five to ten days. However, healing quickly is not purely about what you do or do not do. Your genetics and medical conditions also play a role, so make sure to give Dr. Santos a full medical history.