Recovering from Blepharoplasty
Aging is a natural process that everyone experiences sooner or later. While aging is not a bad thing, it can leave us with baggy eyes, droopy eyelids, or even pads of fat that can make our eyes to look puffy. While you may not be able to avoid the effects that aging has on our appearance, we can slow it down.
One such procedure used to that can rejuvenate the appearance of the eyes and face is eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty. If you are interested in blepharoplasty, here are a few tips you could use to recover from your surgery.
Preparing for your Blepharoplasty Recovery
You’ll need to take a few days off to give your eyelids adequate time to heal. One way to speed up your recovery is to plan ahead. Make sure all your prior commitments are taken care of so that you can rest in peace, knowing that you don’t have any obligations to fulfill anytime soon. Prepare your home so that anything you need is readily available during your recovery.
You will be provided with a comprehensive list of post-operative instructions following your blepharoplasty. If you have any questions, make sure to ask your doctor.
Some of the essential things to have on hand after an eyelid rejuvenation surgery are eye drops that prevent dryness, cold compresses that reduce swelling, and an eye ointment to keep your eyes lubricated. Gauze is also another critical addition to the list. Never rub your incision. If there is any residue or tears, lightly dab with gauze to not cause damage.
Protect Your Eyes from the Sun
Keep your eyes protected against the sun, wind, water, etc. Wear dark sunglasses, and make sure the frames cover your eyes completely. If you want some extra protection, add a hat for good measure.
Your doctor will give you post-surgery instructions that concern applying sunscreen, especially around the eye area. Make sure that you follow these instructions.
Avoid Strenuous Activity
It is wise not to strain yourself while you’re still in the healing process. When you put too much strain on yourself and your eyes, the level of blood flow to your eyes increases. Avoid strenuous activities for about two to four weeks after the surgery.
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If you have any further questions at any point of your recovery, don’t hesitate to contact Chennai Plastic Surgery. The more informed you are, the better care you can give your eye. It’s vital to get ample rest time. With the right amount of rest, your eyes will be looking younger, regaining their youthful sparkle in just a couple of days.