Eyelid Surgery Recovery Tips

Eyelid surgery, which can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids, or both, has a reputation for being a fairly straightforward procedure. The average procedure time for eyelid surgery at my Fairfield, CT, practice is typically brief — as little as 20 minutes in some cases. Only a local anesthetic is needed for lower or upper eyelid surgery (a combined operation involves general anesthesia).

Still, it’s important to follow the detailed postoperative recovery instructions provided to ensure the healing process is as smooth as possible. In addition to these instructions, here are some helpful tips to keep handy after your surgery:

Beyond these quick tips, we encourage all patients to contact our office with any concerns or questions during the recovery period. And one last note: It’s important to avoid direct sun exposure for weeks after the surgery, so make sure you wear sunglasses whenever you’re outside.

Eyelid Surgery Before-and-After Photos

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