All blepharoplasty procedures involve incisions into the skin around the eyes. This means that a scar will be left where the incision has been made. However, visible scarring should be virtually non-existent. Plastic surgeons warn patients that there is always a scar after surgery. But the eyelid heals better than any other part of the body. The reason is that scarring seems to be related to the thickness of the skin and the eyelid has the thinnest skin (that is why scars on the back are almost always unsightly.
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Blepharoplasty can make the eyes look more rested and rejuvenated since it removes the excess skin that makes the eyes look droopy. There is usually minimal scarring when the procedure is done correctly. Moreover, the incision is made along the natural folds of the eyelids, so blepharoplasty scars are practically invisible.
It’s important to choose a skilled and board-certified Oculoplastic surgeon to perform this delicate operation. If the technique is incorrect or if the wrong suture is used, the risk of having unsightly scars becomes much higher.
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Proper care of the wound is important to reduce the appearance of scars:
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Eyelids are very sensitive to fluid accumulation and gravity. The thin skin of the eyelid usually heals well and quickly. The scars will hardly be visible after six weeks to three months after the procedure. most people can return to normal activities about 3-5 days after blepharoplasty. If bruising and swelling make you self-conscious, you will be happier if you wait 7-10 days after surgery when you can use makeup to conceal residual bruising.
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You'll need to wait several weeks before resuming eye makeup use after blepharoplasty. For the first couple of weeks, your eyes will be sensitive and makeup use isn't ideal. Generally, patients can start wearing eye makeup two to three weeks after surgery.
Use a light touch and then a thin base coat of foundation that matches your skin tone. If your surgeon approves, you can add a bit of eye shadow to make the area look great. Remember, don't over-do it.
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