Are you bothered by the old, tired appearance of your eyes? If you are, an eyelid lift may be just what you need to refresh and rejuvenate your eyes. However, patients considering an eyelid lift are often curious to find out if they will be able to see after the procedure.
Benefits of an eyelid lift
An eyelid lift or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that can rejuvenate the appearance of both the upper and lower eyelids. An upper eyelid lift addresses loose eyelid skin and fat pads, while a lower eyelid lift removes undereye bags, and smooths out wrinkles below the eyes. An eyelid lift can also correct vision problems caused by sagging upper eyelid skin (learn more).
Will I be able to see after an eyelid lift?
After an eyelid lift the eyelids will be swollen and bruised, and may also feel tight and sore, but this will not affect your ability to see. Some patients experience sensitivity to light and blurry vision, but these symptoms are temporary, and typically resolve within 2-3 days (read more).
What to expect after an eyelid lift
The swelling and bruising lasts between 1-3 weeks, but most people are able to go out in public and return to work within 3-5 days. In order to ensure optimal healing after an eyelid lift, it’s important to keep the eyes clean, get plenty of rest, and avoid excess sunlight. Patients are also advised to follow the post-operative instructions of their plastic surgeon (click here to learn more).
Many patients look 10-15 years younger after an eyelid lift, and the results are long lasting.
Are you interested in an eyelid lift? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Newport Beach, CA area, Zena Medical is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.zenamedical.com, or by calling 949-200-8222.