Ask Ellen About Blepharoplasty

Published on December 2, 2014 by


Q:  “I’d love to be able to remove the droop in my eyelids and the puffiness under my eyes, but do I have time before the Holidays?  I guess it’s because there are sooo many parties coming up…everytime I look in the mirror all I see is “old and tired,” ugh.”

Ellen: Yes, definitely. The surgical procedure you’re referring to is called Blepharoplasty and the beauty of this procedure, which involves only millimeters of actual change but goes miles in making you look younger, is that you are back in full social swing in 7-14 days! It really is one of the few procedures where everyone will notice, but no one will know what you did.

Q:  “But won’t there be lots of bruising and swelling?”

Ellen: The added value of Blepharoplasty is that, not only is it probably the “biggest bang for the buck” results-wise, but the surgery is not painful. You can expect some bruising, but that can easily be covered with makeup and usually completely resolves within 10 days of your surgery. There is a little bit of swelling with this procedure, but not enough to feel self-conscious about at all when stepping out in public.

Q:  “How long am I out of commission at the gym following Blepharoplasty?”

Ellen: While you can be active within two days of the procedure, it’s best to stay away from anything that raises your blood pressure during the first couple of weeks as this can increase swelling.  You will be thrilled with the results and want to show your face everywhere… but I would avoid the gym and strenuous activity for about 3 weeks. Come in and talk to us today, and be “Insta” -ready for the Holidays.