Cosmetic Treatments

Looking to improve your appearance but worried you won’t have time to recover? While some types of cosmetic surgery require a long resting period, there are plenty of cosmetic treatments that have a short recovery. This makes them ideal for those working from home, or for those who have a week or two off work.

Here, we’ll look at some of the best cosmetic treatments you can have with limited time off.

Eyelid surgery

Eyelid surgery is a minor procedure, but it does take up to 14 days to fully heal. The good news is that although it may take a few weeks for the bruising to fade, you can typically get back to normal activities after one week.

Most side effects from an eyelid lift tend to be mild, so they shouldn’t cause too much discomfort during recovery. If you are working from home this is a good procedure to have. If you are working with the public, however, it may not be the right option if you can’t take a couple of weeks off.


If you want a short recovery time, liposuction is ideal. Newer techniques have made the procedure more precise, using it to contour parts of the body rather than remove large portions of fat. This means the recovery time often takes just a few days. You’ll be able to return to your normal activities within a week.

You can have liposuction on different areas of the body including the thighs, abdomen, neck, and buttocks.

Breast implants/breast lift

If you are looking to change the appearance of your breasts, most procedures only require a 3–6-day downtime period. Whether you opt for a breast lift or breast implants, you may be able to return to work in as little as 2-3 days. However, this will depend upon the extent of the changes made and whether any complications arise during the procedure.

A breast reduction usually requires a longer recovery, however, the results from this popular procedure can be life-changing.


A rhinoplasty is a major procedure, but many patients are able to return to work within a week. Packing and splints will be removed within 3-5 days, and significant bruising typically remains for up to a week.

Be aware that although the recovery period is short, the full results of a rhinoplasty don’t always show for up to a year. So, you may need to be patient when waiting for the results of the procedure. Everyone is different too so you may experience severe bruising for longer than a week.

These are some of the best cosmetic treatments you should consider if you want a short recovery. Don’t forget there are also a lot of non-invasive treatments available, such as dermal fillers and Botox. These require zero downtime, though the results are only temporary. Book a consultation with Mr Horlock today.