3 Recovery Tips After a Blepharoplasty
- Posted on: Jul 15 2019
Whether you are getting a lower or upper blepharoplasty, you are probably ecstatic about getting rid of excess skin that is making you look tired or, worse, is making it difficult to see. To help you enjoy your results faster, we have a few recovery tips that you can use.
Keep Your Head Elevated
One of the hardest things about recovering from surgery of any kind is controlling swelling. One of the best ways that you can control (and hopefully get rid of) swelling is to keep your head elevated. Whether you are sleeping or laying in bed watching movies while you recover, try to keep your head as elevated as possible; the less time you lay flat, the faster you are going to heal.
Use Prescribed Drops and Ointments
If we prescribe you with some ointments or eyedrops to use after your surgery, make sure that you use them exactly as directed and that you don’t miss a day. The more consistent you are with using these things, the better.
If you have an allergic reaction to anything we give you, stop using it and call our office right away so we can get it taken care of and sorted out.
Ice Right After
The sooner you start icing after surgery, the better. We encourage patients to ice for ten minutes every hour right after surgery. Frequent icing will help you get rid of bruising, swelling, and pain. Just make sure that you use soft gel ice packs so that you aren’t applying too much pressure to the incisions or your eyeballs themselves.
Being excited to show off your results after blepharoplasty is normal, but make sure that you get to show off your results sooner rather than later, use the tips listed in this article.
Ready to schedule your blepharoplasty? Contact our Bellevue office today and call us at 425-455-2131.