Will I be able to drive home after my eyelid surgery?
You will not be able to drive home after your eyelid surgery for a few reasons. I use either a mild IV sedative or a deeper sedation when performing eyelid surgery, especially if the lower eyelids are being treated. You will not be permitted to drive after receiving any sedative medications at the time of surgery. The other reason is that even in the most uneventful blepharoplasty surgeries, you will still experience swelling of the eyelids that will preclude you from driving safely after your surgical procedure.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld