Getting back to normal
After eyelid surgery in New York City with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Zevon, you should be able to read or watch television after two or three days. However, you won’t be able to wear contact lenses for about two weeks, and even then, they may feel uncomfortable for a while.
Most people feel ready to go out in public (and back to work) in a week to 10 days. By then, depending on your rate of healing and your Dr. Zevon’s instructions, you’ll probably be able to wear makeup to hide the bruising that remains. You may be sensitive to sunlight, wind, and other irritants for several weeks, so you should wear sunglasses and a special sunblock made for eyelids when you go out.
Dr. Zevon will probably tell you to keep your activities to a minimum for three to five days, and to avoid more strenuous activities for about three weeks. It’s especially important to avoid activities that raise your blood pressure, including bending, lifting, and rigorous sports. You may also be told to avoid alcohol because it causes fluid retention.
Your new look
Healing from eyelid surgery in New York City with plastic surgeon Dr. Zevon is a gradual process, and your scars may remain slightly pink for six months or more after surgery. Eventually, though, they’ll fade to a thin, nearly invisible white line.
On the other hand, the positive results of your eyelid surgery–the more alert and youthful look–will last for years. For many people, these results are permanent.