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How fast can I return to work after getting a blepharoplasty?

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Question: How fast can I return to work after getting an eye lift? I’m 55, male, and my works leaves me little vacation time. Can I come in on a Friday and return to work Monday?

Answer: You can…but you may not want to!  The surgery is not painful at all, but the eyelids can feel heavy for 24-72 hours after.  You will feel fine, but you will have some swelling and black and blue marks.  If you are not worried about anyone seeing you in this condition, you can certainly go back to work. Just make sure there is no heavy lifting, no flying, no swimming and no carrying anything more than ten pounds for ten days after the surgery.

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