– The patient remains in the clinic for at least 3 hours after the end of surgery.
– Blepharoplasty is an operation that is usually has no pain.
– Stitches are usually removed between the 5th and 8th day after surgery.
– During the first 2 days one should lie with the head a little high, while very cold compresses (preferably with crushed ice) are helpful for swelling and bruising in the eyes to reduce postoperative swelling.
– It is not a concern if the swelling continues to progress after the first twenty-four hours. It is expected to reach its maximum level in the first 48 to 72 hours.
– If there is pain, it is recommended to take analgesics every three to four hours, if necessary, after eating (a few crackers, jelly, etc.). If there is no pain, no medicine is taken.
– A diet that includes only fluids for the day of surgery is recommended. They should be taken gradually. The next day is the right time to start a mild diet.
– If necessary, anti-inflammatory eye drops may be used (4 times 1-2 drops per day).
– The results will be seen in 1 to 2 months.
– It is advisable to avoid eye strain in the first few days (TV, reading, computer, contact lenses, etc.).
– Contact lenses should ideally be worn after a week.
– Sunglasses protect the eyes from the wind and the sun.
– Avoiding alcohol for at least 2 weeks afterwards.
– Abstinence from exercise for at least 3 weeks (weights, gym, bicycle).
– In the first few days there may be sensitivity to light (it is advisable to wear sunglasses in the house).
– The incisions may become red at first, but they will slowly whiten and flatten out. Usually they don’t leave a mark.
– It is allowed to use make up from the 8th day for reintegration into social life.
– Intense physical exercise, e.g. aerobic exercise, lifting weights, bending, etc., should be limited for three weeks after surgery. After three weeks, activities can be gradually increased so that after the end of the third week a return to normal rhythm can be achieved.
– Systematic protection from solar radiation for at least one month (especially in summer) is required. Sunglasses, a hat with a brim and sunscreen with SPF 15 are essential.
– Symptoms such as photosensitivity or dryness of the eye disappear after a few days.
– Although the swelling subsides significantly in 7-8 days, it will take 2-3 months for the swelling to subside completely.
– In the first few days the stitches will be cleaned with the help of a cotton swab and acetic acid (3-4 times a day).
– Visits to the doctor should be repeated at 3 and 6 weeks, 3 and 6 months after surgery.
– It is a good idea to avoid mirrors immediately after surgery. No matter how thoroughly the analysis for the procedure has been done, there are likely to be minor discrepancies, such as more swelling, etc. This should not cause concern because as mentioned earlier it takes some time to heal.