How Long Will Eyes Feel Tight After Blepharoplasty?

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


The eyes are undoubtedly one of the first features of a person that gets noticed. However, in time, the skin around our eyes can become lax and cause an aged appearance – and, in some cases, even hide our beautiful eyes. If this is the case for you, you don’t have to live with this aged, puffy, or unappealing look.

At Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint performs upper and lower blepharoplasty for men and women who wish to rejuvenate their appearance by reducing saggy or puffy eyelids. With locations in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV, Dr. Myint and his team are here to help you look and feel your best.

What is blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty, although a large word, is, simply put, eyelid lift surgery. This enhancement surgery is performed on both men and women, and can be customized to meet your needs. Whether you have droopy eyelids that hide the beautiful color of your eyes or you have puffy bags under your eyes that make you look tired, Dr. Myint and his team can help you get rid of excess skin around the eyes for a more youthful appearance.

Both an upper blepharoplasty and a lower blepharoplasty are performed to remove skin of the eyelid. With an upper blepharoplasty, an incision is placed along the natural crease of your eyelid and excess skin and fatty tissues are removed. During a lower blepharoplasty, an incision is placed below your lash line, and skin is lifted and fat removed for a flatter appearance.

Whether you’re being treated at our Las Vegas, NV location or our Beverly Hills, CA location, Dr. Myint will work closely with you before your procedure to understand your goals so he can get you the eye rejuvenation you’re looking for.

What should I expect after my eyelid lift?

You can expect your eyelid surgery to take about three hours, depending on whether one or both eyes are being treated. You can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising around your eyes for a few days, but this is perfectly normal and can be eased by using a cold compress. We suggest you plan to rest and avoid exercise and other strenuous activities for several days following your procedure. It is common to experience tightness around your eyes after blepharoplasty procedures for about one or two weeks. This is all normal, and most of our patients feel the outcomes heavily outweigh any post-procedure side effects.

After a few weeks, side effects should start to dissipate, and the full effects of your blepharoplasty will begin to be noticed. Not only will you look refreshed and youthful, but you may notice that your eyes look even bigger and more beautiful than they did before.

If you’re sick of looking tired because of bags under your eyes or you’d like to appear more awake or youthful by getting rid of excess skin on your upper eyelids, board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint can help you. If you’re ready to look awakened and show off your beautiful eyes with eye rejuvenation at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, give our Beverly Hills, CA or Las Vegas, NV location a call today to schedule your consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.