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What to Expect After Eyelid Surgery

For the first 48 hours after eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, the incisions that were made by the plastic surgeon will be covered with a special ointment, which serves to keep the eyes moist to help promote healing. Some patients may have bandages applied to the eyes in order to protect the areas where the incisions have been made. It is likely that the surgeon will instruct the patient to place iced eye pads on the eyes in order to decrease the chance of both bruising and swelling. Be aware that after the anesthesia wears off it is possible that you will experience a feeling of tightness around the eyelids as well as tenderness and soreness surrounding the eyelids. This is normal and nothing to be concerned about. If however you experience tremendous pain then you must go see the surgeon as soon as possible for treatment.

Once 48 hours has passed the eye pads can be used on an intermittent basis to reduce bruising, swelling, itching and burning but for the first 48 hours they need to be used continuously. Some surgeons recommend that the patient apply eyedrops in the eyes for the first few days to provide relief and to keep the eyes moist as well as to keep infections at bay. It is recommended that patients of eyelid surgery wear dark glasses for anywhere from one week to two weeks following surgery in order to help to prevent any discomfort or irritation that can occur with wind and sun exposure.

Other Post-Op Instructions

It is advisable to keep your head elevated as often as possible after you have eyelid surgery. When you fall asleep use as many pillow as you need to in order to prop your head up high. Do not forget to use cold compresses and/or ice packs in order to decrease the level of soreness, bruising and swelling. It is important to clean your eyes after your surgery. Your surgeon will show you the proper way to do this in order to get rid of the crusty build-up and gumminess that is perfectly normal and in order not to disrupt your stitches. Be aware that as your eyelids heal they are likely to feel itchy and somewhat dry. It is common to experience temporary alterations in your vision after eyelid surgery such as excessive tears, sensitivity to light and/or blurriness. Do not be too concerned, as your vision should return to normal once your eyelids have completely healed.

Even with the cold compresses or ice packs a certain extent of bruising is likely to occur with this type of surgery. The bruising should peak around the first week following the surgery and then gradually improve. If you tend to bruise easily then you might find that it takes weeks or even a month or two before your bruises go away all together around your eyes. On the other hand if you do not bruise easily then it should take no more than two weeks to note improvement in this area.

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