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How long do blepharoplasty scars take to heal?

I am a 56 year old female. I want to know how long do blepharoplasty scars take to heal?

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In upper Eyelid Surgery, I mark the individual lines and creases of the lids to keep the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. The incision is made, and excess fat, muscle, and loose skin are removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby minimizing the visibility of any scar. In lower Eyelid Surgery, I make the incision in an inconspicuous site along the lash line and smile creases of the lower lid. Excess fat, muscle, and skin are then trimmed away before the incision is closed with fine sutures. Eyelid puffiness caused primarily by excess fat may be corrected by a Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty. The incision in this case is made inside the lower eyelid, and excess fatty material is removed. When sutures are used to close this kind of incision, they are invisible to the eye. They are also self-dissolving and leave no visible scar. Under normal conditions, Blepharoplasty will take one hour. Patients with a deep groove under the eye may have Eyelid fat transferred to soften this depression.
It depends on your skin type and the quality of the surgeon. In general blepharoplasty scars heal well.
It will take a full year for your scars to fully heal, but it should only take 2-3 months for your scars to fade. You should be able to start using eye make-up within 2 weeks.
The skin around the eye heals very quickly. If you don’t bruise easily and heal normally, stitches come out in a week and you can look pretty close to normal. If you bruise a lot, it could take 2-3 weeks for everything to settle down.
Blepharoplasty scar healing depends on multiple factors. For a young, healthy patient, the typical healing time 7-10 days. Patients with diabetes or those who smoke the healing will take longer. A tincture of time to rest will pay big dividends in the healing process.

Hi, thanks for the question!

Healing after blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids when performed with the usual skin incision can take from one week or longer. Regarding lower eyelid surgery, the incision scar may be on the skin or in the inner eyelid. There are multiple options for incision sites depending upon a personal evaluation. That being said...

Of course, other factors such as smoking can impair healing. You should consult with a Board Certified surgeon who would have to evaluate you and give you specific recommendations and advice and have the expertise and experience to serve you best.
Best Regards.
A typical blepharoplasty incision takes 3-5 days to initially heal and 10 days to fully heal.
1 year