Double eyelid surgery | Healing time for incision double eyelid technique
Almost every perspective patient inquiring about asian eyelid surgery, or double eyelid surgery, has concerns regarding healing time. Appropriately so, since many of my patients have highly demanding professions in the New York City metropolitan area.
As such, I thought I'd post a general outline for the typical healing process of Asian eyelid surgery.
For the incisional double eyelid technique, the typical postoperative healing time is as follows:
The first day after surgery - we have you come back to the office to have your eyes evaluate. You can expect swelling and some bruising during this time.
On day 3-5, you will make a second post-operative visit to our office. On this visit, some of the skin sutures will be removed.
On day 7, you will make a third post-operative visit to have all of your skin sutures removed.
Typically, the first 48 hours after surgery is when most of the swelling of the surgery is seen. During this time to minimize this swelling, use of cold compresses over the eyes will help.
Usually by the 7th-10th day after surgery, the eye swelling has reduced to the point when most patients feel comfortable to return to work.
For patients with high profile events to attend, (such as weddings or photo sessions) we recommend considering surgery at least one month prior to the event.