After surgery, it is vital to follow specific post-operative instructions to ensure proper healing and avoid complications.
Do not rub your eyes, as this may cause irritation, inflammation or infection. It is also important to avoid using contact lenses, as they can increase the risk of infection and delay the healing process. Also, avoid strenuous physical activities, such as lifting heavy objects, as they can increase blood pressure and cause bleeding or swelling. To reduce the risk of swelling and discomfort, keep your head elevated when you sleep and use ice packs on your eyelids for the first few days after surgery.
As a precaution, the doctor will prescribe eye drops or an ointment to prevent infection and enhance healing. It is important to carefully follow the instructions for taking these medications and report any side effects to the doctor immediately. By following your plastic surgeon’s instructions, you will significantly improve the appearance of your eyelids and enjoy the long-term results that blepharoplasty offers.