Making an appointment with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Sacramento, Dr. Jeffrey Sweat, can have you looking refreshed and relaxed with successful plastic surgery. Depending on the types of procedures you and Dr. Sweat agree upon, your downtime will be determined in order to accommodate surgery and recovery, without you having to take days off work or interfering with the festivities. If you are looking at a procedure such as a blepharoplasty, this may be good timing for you. You should be able to resume the majority of normal tasks within two days, but keeping that to a minimum is advisable during that first week. You do not want any more swelling to occur than is normal post-surgery. Keeping a low profile is common for most people for a few weeks. Use your time to recover peacefully.
Am I a candidate for blepharoplasty surgery or eyelid surgery Sacramento?
Of course, you will need to fully discuss with Dr. Jeffrey Sweat what is involved with your plastic surgery and the aftercare, in order to know how well any procedure will work with your schedule. You also need to understand what to expect in terms of results, so that you will not be disappointed with the outcome. You need to have realistic expectations and be aware of what will give you a more natural look versus an artificial look and heed the advice of your surgeon.
When you visit J. Sweat Plastic Surgery you will be able to receive all of the information that you need in order to make the best decision for your schedule. That includes any type of preparations that you may need to make before the day of your eyelid surgery Sacramento (blepharoplasty), or other surgery. Whatever you are choosing to have rejuvenated, you have to keep in mind that it is a medical procedure and should be taken seriously.
You want to have a successful outcome and you need to do your part to contribute to that. Not setting yourself up to be rushed in the aftermath is a large part of healing properly and having that improvement in your appearance that you wanted. That is why you may want to spend your winter holidays recuperating, instead of having to delve into your vacation time or sick leave. So if you know that your end of the year is not hectic and work will be moving at a slower pace, you may find that it is the best time to go ahead with your plastic surgery.
Things you must know about eyelid surgery Sacramento recovery.
Sacramento Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Sweat addresses the recovery period after an upper eyelid Sacramento (blepharoplasty procedure). At J. Sweat Plastic Surgery we strive to provide you with valuable information that will help you be prepared for your procedure.
Question: So how many days should a patient expect to recover from a blepharoplasty procedure?
Answer: For the upper eyelid patients heal a little quicker—within a week, they shouldn’t have any bruising and they can resume their full activities. With lower eyelids, I tell people ten days, two weeks. Because if you get a bruise in your lower eyelid, it just lasts a little longer. But within two weeks, you should be back to full activity and other people shouldn’t be able to tell that you’ve had a procedure.
Question: That’s great. So then what are some things that a patient should expect to be doing when they are in that healing process?
Answer: Well, during the healing process, and again—this is very similar to breast augmentations, tummy tucks, anything that we do—for the first two days, we ask patients to be very calm and relaxed and put some ice on the surgical sites. Not do too much, don’t do laundry, don’t clean the house—just relax and rest. And starting the third day, ice doesn’t help anymore and my only, only rule is don’t do things that hurt. My employees for example who have eyelid surgery done or faces, they come back to work four or five days later because they don’t hurt. They’re physically capable of working. They’re bruised but in our office, it doesn’t matter. If this was a different type of a doctor’s office or a lawyer’s office or a bank, they’d probably wait at home until their bruises went. But you feel good very rapidly and you can come to work if bruises are not an issue.
Question: When can a patient go into public after a blepharoplasty? You know, do they need to wear eye glasses? and how long?
Answer: Yes, with sunglasses on, you can go out three days later, no one’s going to know. Most people can go to work with sunglasses on. And there again, if you’ve just had your upper eyelids done, within a week, you should be able to come to work and nobody will know. And with lowers, maybe a week longer than that.
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