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How long after eyelid surgery are the sutures removed? - Kare Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles

How long after eyelid surgery are the sutures removed?

An eyelid surgery is performed for both cosmetic and medical reasons.  Both adult men and women choose to undergo an upper eyelid surgery for cosmetic improvement of the eyes as well as improvement of the peripheral field of vision.  A natural look is always the most important aspect of a blepharoplasty incision, and Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will help you obtain a natural looking result after your surgery.  There are many cosmetic aspects to a natural upper eyelid blepharoplasty which include meticulous attention to detail and tapering of the lateral edges of the eyelid in order to achieve a more youthful and natural eyelid shape.  In most cases, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will perform the blepharoplasty using local anesthetic in order to maximize recovery.  During the procedure, Dr. Karamanoukian will meticulously place absorbable or nonabsorbable sutures on to the upper eyelid incision in order to carefully reshape and recontour the upper eyelid. 

Dr. Karamanoukian is a double board certified plastic surgeon and an expert in eyelid surgery.  Most procedures are typically performed on an outpatient basis and are usually complete within one hour to one and-a-half hours.  The eyelid sutures are removed in approximately one week after the procedure and if there is rapid healing of the eyelid skin, which usually it takes, the sutures may be removed earlier.

The patient may return to normal activities and work within three to seven days after the procedure, depending on the amount of bruising and swelling.  Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will also take necessary steps to expedite healing and to use absorbable sutures, if necessary, to improve the time to resolution.  Recovery after eyelid surgery is relatively quick and the patients have a high satisfaction record with the blepharoplasty procedure.  If you are considering upper eyelid blepharoplasty, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533 and a plastic surgery patient care coordinator will help you obtain a consultation with Dr. Karamanoukian for blepharoplasty surgery. 

Our office also performs facial rejuvenation and cosmetic plastic surgery including browlift, forehead lift, lower eyelid blepharoplasty, neck liposuction, neck-lift and facelift.  Dr. Karamanoukian is an expert in natural cosmetic plastic surgery and can provide you with details of his unique approach to blepharoplasty surgery.


Raffy Karamanoukian, MD FACS

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Los Angeles

Experts in Eyelid Surgery and Blepharoplasty

1301 20th Street, Suite 240

Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 998-5533 


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