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What to Expect After Eyelid Surgery at Eyelid Center of Utah

The amount of time you’ll need to recover from eyelid surgery is different for each patient. It can take up to several weeks, but with proper rest and care most people are able resume their daily routines in just one or two days! The skilled plastic surgeon will discuss the recovery phase with you during your pre-operative consultation so that you can make an informed decision.

Board certified eyelid doctor Dr. Kian Eftekhari provides surgery to patients in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas.

Initial Eyelid Surgery Post Op

The postoperative phase can be a little uncomfortable, but Eyelid Center of Utah can make it easier. After surgery you may need someone else to drive home and give them instructions on how best to take aftercare measures for their condition so they don’t develop any complications or side effects from the procedure itself.

In the early recovery phase, patients may experience bruising and swelling. It is important to use eye drops so you don’t have dry eyes. The symptoms of this stage should resolve within a week or two but some people will still have minor irritation persisting for longer periods of time afterward.

Weeks After Eyelid Surgery

The first week of recovery is the hardest for your eyes. You can use the computer, read or watch TV; however, it’s best if you keep the head elevated during this time so that healing can happen faster.

You may be able to resume work and normal activities. Dark sunglasses can help for protection from sun exposure because the sun will make your eyes more sensitive at this time as well! Take naps if needed—just don’t forget about those important rest hours; they’re necessary when healing properly.

The best way to avoid complications after surgery is by following Dr.Eftekhari’s instructions closely. Avoid lifting heavy weights, participating in intense physical activity or bending over for several weeks so that you don’t risk increasing blood flow near the eyes and causing further damage during this delicate period of healing. The reason for this is that sometimes too much exertion can cause one of your stitches to break, which would mean part of surgery may have to be redone.

Eyelid Surgery Recovery Length

If you are looking to restore your looks with plastic surgery, the eyelid lift is a great option. This procedure can help give back some youthful features and improve alertness after just one to two weeks of healing! As long as patients follow their surgeon’s instructions closely post-operatively they will be able recover quickly without any problems or complications occurring in most cases.


The ice pack and eye drops will help you feel better after surgery. Try to make sure that your body goes into its normal routine as much as possible, so avoid any activities where eyes might be strained too heavily at first such as heavy lifting or driving for a while after the operation is done!

It is important to trust your eyelid surgery to a professional. Dr. Eftekhari is amongst the most highly trained surgical specialists for eyelid surgery, Oculoplastic Surgeons, with continued specialization completing 2 years of training through the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (

If you’d like to learn more about eyelid surgery, contact the Eyelid Center of Utah today for an appointment!

Posted on behalf of Eyelid Center of Utah

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