I am 42 years old and looking to get an eyelid lift on both my upper and lower lids. The most time I can take off from work is two weeks. Is this reasonable? Would I be returning to work with black, swollen eyes or other signs of surgery? Are there any other options that involve a shorter recovery?
If you truly have excess skin and/or fat in the upper and lower eyelids, by far an upper and lower eye blepharoplasty is the procedure of choice. This can be done under local anesthesia. It takes anywhere from one to three hours. You will have black, swollen eyes for a short period of time. If you have two weeks off from work, that should be an excellent amount of time for recovery. While you may still have some minor swelling and black and blue at the end of two weeks, most likely you should not have any other limitations and should be able to go back to work.
Posted by Dr. Galitz