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What is the recovery time following eyelid fold surgery?

What is the recovery time following eyelid fold surgery?

Patients who live in the New York City and New Jersey areas have a number of choices when it comes to plastic and reconstructive surgery. However, patients who are considering an experienced plastic surgeon with expertise in Asian ethnicities should consider visiting Dr. Edmund Kwan. His practice is focused on providing solutions for patients who are seeking subtle or dramatic improvements to their appearance using surgical procedures. A popular treatment offered in his practice includes eyelid fold surgery. This is a common treatment for patients of Asian ethnicity, as many Asians struggle with large folds and bulky eyelids. Eyelid fold surgery is done to help reduce these concerns and enhance one’s natural beauty. However, many patients are curious about the recovery time needed after this surgical intervention and what they can expect after it has been completed.

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The recovery time after an eyelid fold surgery ranges between one to two weeks. The stitches made on the inside are dissolving type stitches, while those on the outside are removed within three to four days following the surgery. The patient may appear puffy for a couple of weeks, but most patients start looking presentable in about 10 days. The recovery time also depends on the type of skin and the type of swelling that a particular patient has. Dr. Kwan advises most of his patients to schedule around two weeks of downtime and healing for an eyelid fold surgery, but it takes over a month for their real natural look to get restored. Patients should also have realistic expectations regarding the results and can ask Dr. Edmund Kwan for before and after photos of previous surgeries done in his practice.

If you are of Asian descent and are considering eyelid fold surgery to rejuvenate your appearance, contact Dr. Edmund Kwan today to schedule an initial evaluation and consultation visit. This is a wonderful opportunity for patients to learn about the procedure and determine if it is right for their specific needs and desires. Patients are encouraged to ask questions 212 734 4488 they have regarding the surgery and what can be expected before, during, and after the procedure.


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