Eyelid surgery is not typically a complex procedure, and most patients are pleasantly surprised that pain and discomfort during recuperation are mild. However, the procedure can cause significant bruising around the eyes, and makeup application should be avoided for at least 1 week to promote proper healing. For the upper lids, bruising is generally gone in a week, but it takes longer for the lower lids, around 2 weeks. We use a topical patch containing arnica and other anti-inflammatory botanicals called OcuMend, which has significantly reduced bruising and swelling in blepharoplasty patients.
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