Struggling with bags under your eyes? These unsightly swollen areas, created by sagging fat, do not have to bug you anymore – you can get eyelid surgery to rejuvenate your appearance. The procedure is a fairly quick and painless process with very little downtime. Here’s an idea of what to expect when considering blepharoplasty healing.

The surgery involves tightening loose or sagging skin on the eyelids that changes their natural contours. Bags under the eyes or drooping lower eyelids that expose the whites of the eyes may also be tightened.

During the blepharoplasty healing phase, cool compresses are a nice tool to help minimize bruising and swelling around the eyes and face. Small, narrow bandages are placed over the incisions and discarded after a few days. The sutures (if not of the self-absorbing variety) can remain in place for another week or so.

Patients should be able to partake in normal activities in about 7 to 10 days after surgery.

To learn more about blepharoplasty healing, request a consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Lee Ann Klausner, a medical professional in the New York area.