Dr Young discusses the Healing time for Asian Blepharoplasty in a healthy, young male (Bellevue, Washington)

This was a question someone asked about healing time for someone that is a young male as opposed to an older person in their 40-60’s.

You can’t guarantee anything in medicine and with surgery and that goes for Asian Blepharoplasty (Dr Young from Bellevue near Renton, Issaquah, and Mercer Island Washington) as well.  Based on my experience doing asian blepharoplasty, a month should be plenty of time.  You may not have people not notice at all though because Asian Blepharoplasty is an anatomical change to your eye appearance which people will notice of course.  But the swelling and bruising are usually markedly decreased by the time a month rolls around.  I sometimes see people back at a week and they are looking much better.  This is definitely not the norm though.  There are some things to speed up the recovery though.  Avoiding blood thinners is important for 2 weeks to a month before your procedure.  This can help decrease the oozing and hence the bruising and swelling that occurs with the oozing.  Also the skill of the surgeon makes a world of difference.  Dissecting in the right planes, anatomical planes decreases the oozing, and swelling.  The technique can make a huge difference. In terms of age, sometimes younger people have a much more robust inflammatory reaction to a procedure that can prolong the healing in some cases. Whereas in the older patient the decreased inflammation speeds up the healing.

Thanks for reading, Dr Young

Dr Young specializes in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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