Does Blepharoplasty Surgery cause scars and lead to slow recovery?

 In Blepharoplasty

Scar Tissue Caused By Blepharoplasty

Have you ever considered Blepharoplasty surgery but were worried about the misinformation regarding recovery time? What if you end up with scars or even worse, end up looking fake post surgery? Find out once and for all, whether or not, Blepharoplasty leads to scars and slow recovery. 

One of the ongoing concerns regarding Blepharoplasty surgery is whether or not it leads to the formation of scar tissue in the upper and or lower region of the eyelids. Keeping this in mind, it is important to recognize that majority of surgical procedures especially in this case, will lead to minor scarring post surgery. Despite this, however, the magnitude of the scarring resulting from blepharoplasty is very minimal.

In fact, scars formed tend to be discreet and at times appear to be, nonexistent. Mostly, this is possible because of the way Blepharoplasty surgery is conducted. Considering that minor incisions are made both, below and above the eyelid, as long as if they’re done safely, and without aggression, these incisions typically heal within 4-6 weeks, with the final results being evident in around 3-6 months time.

Although this is the ideal average, it is important to keep in mind that, recovery times may vary on an individual case to case basis and that the healing capabilities of the patient will determine the length of time for recovery.

Extra Precautions to Take to Reduce Scarring

As mentioned before, although your physician makes a huge difference in regards to how well the Blepharoplasty surgery is conducted, as a patient there are some extra precautions you can take before the surgery that will reduce the impact of scarring after the procedure has completed. Most of these involve, staying healthy, staying hydrated on surgery day, as well as eliminating smoking and the usage of external supplements to minimize damages done to the body. Taking care of yourself will ensure that your body can focus all of its energy on healing the impacted incision sites which will reduce the effects of scarring.

Additionally, post-surgery you want to avoid lifting heavy objects or doing any sort of unnecessary physical activity as this may hinder the healing process and increase blood flow to the eyes which is detrimental to the blepharoplasty recovery process.

Over The Counter Medication

If scarring persists (which it should not) patients can also look for medications over the counter such as Mederma or Arnica as this should help to reduce both, scarring and swelling, post-surgery. Besides applying for the medicine, there should be no other reason for you to touch the incision sites as this will only cause other problems and lead to longer recovery time.

Safety Comes First

Ultimately, whether or not you decide to go through with Blepharoplasty surgery, it is essential to go to a place that is reputable and well known for conducting eyelid procedures. By doing this, you will save a lot of unnecessary pain and will significantly reduce the severity of both, unwanted scars and blemishes.

Dr. Lee Bottem is an accomplished Ophthalmologist located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. He has specialized in disorders of the face, both medically and cosmetically, for many years. Along with his talented and dedicated staff members, their commitment to quality customer service and professionalism is unparalleled. It is their goal to help you obtain the best vision possible and keep your eyes both healthy and strong.

Contact us today if you are interested to learn more about our services by giving us a call at, (918)290-2300 or check out on our Facebook & Instagram!


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