What is the Recovery Period?
Recovery time certainly varies based on the patient and the procedure(s) performed. Minor procedures, such as an upper blepharoplasty (upper eyelid lift) can have a downtime of only 2-3 days. Other procedures can have downtime of 5-10 days. Most surprisingly, having multiple procedures on the same day does not necessarily increase your overall downtime. Good preparation for your procedure certainly can help shorten your recovery time. Taking care of yourself after your procedure is equally important, so that you do not have any unnecessary setbacks. We hold your hand for the entire journey and make sure you are doing everything possible to heal up as fast as possible.
Patients who work at a desk job can typically return to work faster than those who are in the public eye or perform heavy manual labor. Patients who work at a desk can sometimes be back at work as early as 3 days after their procedure(s)!
We are happy to provide you with a confidential doctor’s note to let your employer know that you are being cared for and under treatment by a physician. Please let us know if you will need this documentation, and we will be glad to provide it to you upon request.