Any surgical procedure that requires an incision in the skin carries the risk of scarring. Fortunately, blepharoplasty results in some of the least visible scarring of any cosmetic surgery.
How Long Does It Take For Blepharoplasty Scars To Heal?
The skin on the eyelids and around the eyes is very thin and delicate which is why the signs of aging manifest there first. However, because of the delicate nature of the skin on the eyelid, blepharoplasty scars heal much faster than other areas of the body.
How Visible Will The Scars From Blepharoplasty Be?
Once the incisions are healed, scars from blepharoplasty will only be noticeable to those who are looking for them and only when your eyes are closed. Many patients report that after their incisions fully healed, they were unable to see any scarring.
The incisions are made carefully and in discrete locations to minimize scars from blepharoplasty. During lower blepharoplasty, incisions are made on the inside of the lower eyelid resulting in invisible scars. The incisions are made along the natural crease of the eyelid during an upper blepharoplasty which leaves scars that are greatly concealed and possibly undetectable.
When the patient’s eyes are open, the upper blepharoplasty scar is completely hidden but may be slightly visible when their eyes are closed. If a woman is wearing eye makeup (eye shadow) the scar will be undetectable.
Tips For Minimizing Blepharoplasty Scarring
As your incisions heal, the scars from blepharoplasty will fade from red to pink and then turn white or a lighter version of your skin color. Because these scars are located in the eyelid crease, they will be hidden completely when your eyes are open.
Unlike other types of cosmetic surgery, eyelid incisions do not require much-specialized aftercare because this area tends to heal rapidly however, there are a few things you can do to help promote proper blepharoplasty scar healing.
Some of the things you can do to ensure proper healing and low visibility of blepharoplasty scarring include:
- Choosing a cosmetic surgeon that has the proper qualifications and is an expert in blepharoplasty like Dr. Angelina Postoev, from Surgicare Arts & Aesthetics who is a triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon. A skilled cosmetic surgeon will have the expertise to create a strategically placed incision that will be virtually invisible after it heals;
- Following all post-procedure directions provided by the surgeon;
- Avoiding alcohol;
- Quitting smoking;
- Staying properly hydrated;
- Eating a healthy diet with plenty of protein to promote healing;
- Avoiding direct sun exposure;
- Avoiding strenuous activity for several weeks.
Dr. Angelina Postoev is expertly skilled at making upper eyelid incisions along the natural crease line and inside the lower lash line under the eyes making blepharoplasty scarring virtually undetectable when healed.
Set up a consultation to learn more about blepharoplasty and how it can take years off your appearance!