After surgery (post-operative)
After the surgery, we apply an ointment in the eyes to lubricate them, and in some cases, a smooth bandage. You may experience discomfort on the eyelids; If any, they are easily alleviated with medication prescribed by the doctor. You must keep the head elevated for a few days after the surgery and you must apply cold compresses to reduce the swelling and the bruising.
We will teach you how to wash your eyes and we will indicate to you if you need to apply ophthalmic eyedrops to keep your eyes hydrated. During the first weeks you may notice excessive tearing, hypersensitivity to light and temporal changes in visual acuity, blurred or double vision, all of them temporary. During the first two weeks I will continue your evolution in detail.
Stitches are removedbetween 5 daysand week. Theswellingand bruisesgradually decreaseuntil it disappears completely, andyou will start tolook and feel muchbetter. The majority of patients who undergo a blepharoplasty begin to read or watch TV in 2 or 3 days. However, you may not use contact lenses if you use them, up to 2 weeks, and you can still feel uncomfortable for a while.
You can usually return to work in a week or 10 days; by then, you can apply makeup to hide the bruises. It may be necessary to wear sunglasses for a few weeks and apply sunscreen on your eyelids. You must maintain a relative rest for 3 to 5 days and avoid strong activities for 3 weeks.
When this procedure is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon complications are infrequent and minor. It is for this reason that you must follow carefully the instructions that will be delivered you, both before and after surgery to minimize the risk.
The complications that can occur after blepharoplasty include double or blurred vision for a few days and temporary swelling of the eyelids.
LScars can appear pink during the first months. The scars will progressively disappear up to become a line clear imperceptible. The results of blepharoplasty, young aspect and awake, are kept for years.