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

Eyelid surgery involves tightening loose or sagging skin on the eyelids that changes their natural contours. Bags under the eyes, wrinkles, and drooping lower eyelids that expose the whites of the eyes may also be addressed.

During blepharoplasty recovery, 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 absorbable variety) can remain in place for another week or so.

Patients should be able to partake in normal activities in about seven to ten days after surgery.

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